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Sabati, Louise. An anonymous letter came in suggesting that they find out what Alain Vernoux had been doing at Louise Sabati's. Daughter of an Italian builder, supposed to be working in Nantes. Had been a waitress at the Hôtel de France, then a barmaid at the Café de la Poste. Lived on the bend in the La Rochelle road near the barracks, in a large dilapidated house with 6 or 7 families in it. Around 20. Alain Vernoux's mistress for the past 8 months. [1953-PEU]

Sabatini, Pierre. Rosalie Bourdon's last lover had been Pierre Sabatini, a member of the Corsican gang, sentenced to 20 years hard labor at Saint-Martin-de-Ré for shooting down two members of the Marseilles gang in a bar in the Rue de Douai. [1961-PAR]

Sabin-Levesque, Gérard. Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque said her husband, Gérard had disappeared for longer than usual. He was 48, as fit as a young man. [1972-CHA]

Sabin-Levesque, Nathalie. The woman who wanted to see M was Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque, 207 bis, Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1972-CHA]

Sables-d'Olonne, Les. see: Les Sables-d'Olonne

Sacré-Coeur. [Construction of the Montmartre Church of the Sacred Heart began in 1876, continued for 40 years.]
M could almost see the various characters up there, scattered around the Sacré-Coeur. [1934-MAI]

Philippe Mortemart was heading towards the SacréCoeur. [1950-PIC]

After lunch they would climb slowly up to the Sacré Coeur, like tourists, along the Rue Lepic. [1956-AMU]

Twice Jef Claes had returned to Paris with Mina Claes, had found a furnished room near Sacré-Coeur, or in Faubourg Saint-Antoine. [1965-PAT]

François Ricain was born in Paris, Rue Caulaincourt, a bourgeois, almost provincial street, behind the Sacré-Coeur. [1966-VOL]

In the other workshop, a painter was at work on a view of the Sacré-Coeur. [1968-ENF]

Two or three buses were parked near Place de la Bastille, alongside the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Coeur, and theTour Eiffel, along M's walk home from the offices of the Parisien Libéré. [1971-SEU]

Blanche Pigoud said the Flea had told her about M. Sorel when they'd had dinner once just below the Sacré-Coeur. [1971-IND]
 

Sad Freddie. Alfred Jussiaume, the safe-cracker known as Sad Freddie. Ernestine Micou's husband, who'd spotted the dead woman's body in Guillaume Serre's house in Neuilly. [1951-GRA]

Saft. M. Saft, a very distinguished Polish young man in Suite 133, requested a wake-up call at four a.m., and left the Excelsior at five to take the plane to London." [1938-owe]

Saft, one of the boarders at Mlle. Clément's. Mme. Expecting a baby. French, husband Polish, worked as a pharmacist's assistant in the Rue de Rennes. Studied chemistry. Hoped to move before the baby came. [1951-MEU]

Saft, Boris. The one they called The Beard was Boris Saft, and One-Eye was Sasha Vorontsow, actually a Russian, not a Pole. [1937-38-sta]

Sagesse. [Verlaine, Paul(-Marie). born 1844, Metz, Fr., died 1896, Paris. French lyric poet first associated with the Parnassians and later known as a leader of the Symbolists. With Stéphane Mallarmé and Charles Baudelaire he formed the so-called Decadents. Most of the poems in Sagesse (Wisdom) date from 1873-78. It was published in 1880 at the author's expense, as were his previous books.]
The books under the bridge included Verlaine's "Sagesse", Bossuet's "Oraisons Funèbres," the second half of Las Cases' "Memorial de Sainte-Hélène," and an old issue of "La Presse Médicale." [1962-CLO]

Sahara. The palm trees round the station were motionless, transfixed in a Sahara sun. [1949-AMI]

Saigon. M got a letter from Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers. Ten years in Indo-China. No great boulevards in Saigon then. There he knew Émile Gallet. [1930-GAL]

Picture post-cards, all equally banal whether from Saigon or Santiago - All the best from Henry - Cheerio, Eugène. [1932-POR]

sailors. The sailors on the big white yacht were middle-aged men, never mixed with the locals, went for a drink from time to time at Morin-Barbu's. ... The sailor from the Cormorant was a dumb colossus with immense bare feet.... Mrs. Ellen Wilcox's two sailors came from Nice, probably Italian. [1949-AMI]

Sailor's Rest. Julie Legrand pointed out the Sailor's Rest [Buvette de la Marine], where the lock-keepers spent most of their time. [1932-POR]

Saimbron. M. Saimbron, with Mlle. Léone, had lent Louis Thouret money to make his mortgage payments when the firm shut down. He was the bookkeeper, now retired, lived alone on the Quai de la Mégisserie.... Widower, no children, an old man. [1952-BAN]

Saint-Amand. [manufacturing city, N France, Nord dept. pop. 1968: 17,190. (& Saint-Amand-les-Eaux) 22 mi SE of Lille]

Raymond Couchet's sister had arrived from Saint-Amand for the funeral. [1931-OMB]

Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond. [town, C France, Cher dept. pop. 1968: 11,495. about 23 mi. SSE of Bourges.]

Céline Loiseau was born at Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond. [1931-OMB]

Robert Bureau was from Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, on the Cher. [1969-TUE]

Saint-André. Canonge said it was miles from anywhere, no tourist attractions. Voice on the phone said "Saint-André exchange" M called first Callas on the list, at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André 21, reached Mme. Calas. She was from Haute-Loire district. Omer Calas had left before she'd married. Omer was first cousin to her husband. Omer's brother Julien was the grocer. Hadn't seen his brother in 25 years. Was 15 when Omer left home. [1955-COR]

Saint-André-des-Arts, Rue. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Place Saint-André-des-Arts to Rue Dauphine]

Jean-Luc Caucasson had a book shop on the Rud Saint-André-des-Arts. [1969-VIN]

Lapointe and M walked across the bridge to go to Angèle Louette's apartment on the Rue Saint-André-des-Arts. An old building, like Léontine Antoine's. Picture framer to the right, candy shop to the left. [1970-FOL]

Saint-André-du-Lavion. Francine Lange took her child to Saint-André-du-Lavion, in Vosges. [1967-VIC]

Saint-André-sur-Mer. Joseph Gastin, schoolmaster, Saint-André-sur-Mer, was in the waiting room. Joseph Gastin said the population was 320. [1953-ECO]

Saint-Anne. see Sainte-Anne

Saint-Antoine. A young detective from the Lodgings Squad, responsible for the Saint-Antoine district, which swarms with Poles, had noticed a suspicious-looking group, including a one-eyed man and a bearded giant. [1937-38-sta]

Valentine Besson said she didn't like the Saint-Antoine district where her daughter, Arlette Sudre lived. [1949-DAM]

In the Saint-Antoine district M found up to 7 or 8 Poles in a single room, most of them sleeping on the floor. [1950-MEM]

In Antwerp, when the diamond cutters retreated before the German advance, they were all directed to Royan and then to the US. Some of them came back to Paris, the Marais and Saint-Antoine. They're almost all Jews. [1965-PAT]

Saint-Antoine. Unhurriedly, M made his way back to his office, just as he used to do in the old days, by way of the Saint-Antoine district and the Île Saint-Louis, when things were slack at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1940-JUG]

Saint-Antoine Hospital. [184 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 12e]

The ambulance took Antoine Batille to the Saint-Antoine Hospital. [1969-TUE]

Saint-Antoine, Rue. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Place de la Bastille to Rue de Fourcy]

Less than a hundred yards from the shadowy quarter of the Au Roi-de-Sicile were the Rue de Rivoli and the Rue Saint-Antoine, wide and well-lit. [1929-30-LET]

It had been M who'd captured Jean Lenoir, in a hotel on the Rue Saint-Antoine, three months before. [1931-GUI]

The embankment was deserted. All the way to the Rue Saint-Antoine they passed only two cars. Émile Ducrau told the driver to let him out at Maxim's. [1933-ECL]

Lucas said he was working on a case in the Rue Saint-Antoine, a Polish chap who'd been up to some queer tricks. [1934-MAI]

M, hands behind his back, pipe between his teeth, was walking slowly through the busy Rue Saint-Antoine. [1937-38-sta]

Everything was shrouded in Scotch mist, and Gérard Pardon had only just realized they were near the Place de la Bastille. The driver was approaching Place des Vosges by way of Rue Saint-Antoine.... Le Vieux Normand, a little café on Rue Saint-Antoine, where M called Janvier. [1940-CEC]

Janvier found a brasserie in the Rue Saint-Antoine where the man [Albert Rochain] had ordered a Suze-citron, and asked for an envelope.... When they reached the Saint-Paul district, the man [Victor Poliensky] darted into the network of narrow streets between the Rue Saint-Antoine and the quays.... People passing on the Rue Saint-Antoine walked faster. [1947-MOR]

Julien Sudre's office was in the Rue Saint-Antoine. He painted on the banks of the Seine on Sundays, and they had a canoe near Corbeil. [1949-DAM]

Frans Steuvels said he went to the Saint-Paul movie house in the Rue Saint-Antoine every Friday.... Steuvels had a bank account at the Rue Saint-Antoine branch of the Société Générale. [1949-MME]

M knew a Polish woman, who shared a hotel room on Rue Saint-Antoine with five men, whom she used to send out on robberies, rewarding those who were successful in her own fashion. [1950-MEM]

Louis Thouret and Antoinette Machère had almost always met at a little café on the Rue Sain-Antoine. [1952-BAN]

M had arranged to meet Pierre Mazet at the Châtelet métro station.They had lunch in a restaurant on Rue Saint-Antoine. [1955-TEN]

Honoré Cuendet had been living in the Rue Saint-Antoine, 100 yards from the Place de la Bastille.... Honoré Cuendet had been living in a little hotel in the Rue Neuve-Saint-Pierre, the Hôtel Lambert, behind the Église Saint-Paul. An ancient, narrow street between the Rue Saint-Antoine and the river. [1961-PAR]

The youngest of the motorcycle gang, Jean Bauche, known as Jeannot, was barely 18. He also worked in the locksmith's. His mother was a cleaning woman on the Rue Saint-Antoine. [1963-FAN]

Finally, after 20 hours, Jean Bauche had cracked, admitted it was Gaston Nouveau who'd set up the job at the Lotus, a small bar on the Rue Saint-Antoine. [1963-FAN]

M found some lilacs on the Rue Saint-Antoine, on his walk home from the Latin Quarter. [1968-HES]

Oscar Chabut first lived in some rented rooms on the Rue Saint-Antoine. [1969-VIN]

Saint-Aubin. On the night of the 12, an old farmer and his wife were killed in the same way in Saint-Aubin, also in Picardy.... Carl Lipschitz had been accused of raping and murdering a little girl in Saint-Aubin. [1947-MOR]

Aline Calas said her husband (Omer Calas) must have taken the train to Poitiers. From there by bus to Saint-Aubin or some other village in the district. [1955-COR]

Saint-Aubin-les-Marais. The train pulled into the station at Niort. M asked how to get to Saint-Aubin-les-Marais. It was the 6:17 train on Platform 3. [1943-CAD]

Saint-Augustin. Constable Margeret of the 1st arrondissement had fired. The car had sped off towards Saint-Augustin. [1961-PAR]

Saint Augustine. see: Augustine

Saint-Augustin, Place. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Boulevard Haussmann to Rue de Laborde]

M called the Urbaine cab company, as that was the one Lise Gendreau-Balthazar had taken. No. 48 came from the depot at La Villette, the cabby's name, Eugène Cornille. He usually kept his cab on the Place Saint-Augustin, and went to eat at Au Rendezvous du Massif Central. [1948-PRE]

The taxi driver that Lamballe had sent took Gloria Lotti and the boy to Porte de Neuilly, then Gare Saint-Lazare. They got out at Place Saint-Augustin, and hailed one of the Urbaine Taxi Company's cabs. [1949-MME]

Going through the Place Saint-Augustin, Léon Zirkt saw Louise Laboine walking towards the Boulevard Haussmann, towards the Champs-Élysées. [1954-JEU]

That afternoon M and Mme M had gone to the Place Saint-Augustin, and the bus was almost empty. They came back on foot via the Boulevard Haussmann. Then, still on foot, as far as the Place des Ternes, where they had a drink outside a café, then the Avenue de Wagram and the Champs-Élysées. [1956-AMU]

Saint-Barbe, Quai. [Liège] The driver told M the Rue du Pot-au-Noir was behind the church, the one leading to the Quai Saint-Barbe. [1930-31-PHO]

Saint Bernard. [Saint Bernard, working dog credited with saving the lives of some 2,500 people in 300 years of serviceas pathfinder and rescue dog at the hospice founded by St. Bernard of Montjoux in Great St.Bernard Pass in the Pennine Alps. Probably descended from mastifflike dogs that were introducedfrom Asia to Europe by the Romans.]
M. Sorel had had a big Saint Bernard. [1971-IND]

Saint-Charles, Gare. At Marseilles, while the train was shunting in the Gare Saint-Charles, M listened with relish to the lilt in the voices of the people. [1970-FOL]

Saint-Charles, Rue. [Paris. 15e, Grenele. from Boulevard de Grenelle to Rue Leblanc]

[Les Sables-d'Olonne] M went to the office of Larue et Georget, in the Rue Saint-Charles, and asked a typist for M. Larue. He'd died two months earlier. From the next room a voice said, "Show him in, Berthe." [1947-VAC]

M had Janvier drop him at the corner of the Boulevard de Grenelle and the Rue Saint-Charles.... M and François Ricain went to his apartment on the Rue Saint-Charles, took the pedestrian crossing, and went down the street about 30 years. Jacques Huguet said François Ricain always kept his car in the Rue Saint-Charles. [1966-VOL]

Saint Christopher. [After he converted to Christianity, Christopher worked for an old holy man who ferried people across a river. Legend has it one day a child appeared to him and asked for help crossing. Christopher carried the child on his shoulders across the river. The child then revealed himself to be Jesus. Christopher remains the patron of all those who travel long distances.]
M saw a convertible near Baron's house, with his nameplate and a Saint Christopher medal. [1951-LOG]
 

Saint-Cloud. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 28,162. WSW suburb of Paris near Seine river.]

A rich American woman, Mrs. Henderson, and her maid had been killed at Saint-Cloud. [1930-31-TET]

M saw Charlotte at work in the Pélican, no longer the same woman he'd met in the little house in Saint-Cloud. [1939-MAJ]

The day man at Claridge's lived in a villa in Saint-Cloud. Told M by phone that Countess Panetti may have left in a private car, and that Krynker owned a big, chocolate-colored American car (Chrysler). [1949-MME]

The general representative in France of Zenith Watches was Arthur Godefroy, who lived in a big private house in Saint-Cloud. [1950-noe]

Fernand Courcel said he was in his car on the way from Rouen, and went through the Saint-Cloud tunnel. He'd stopped at a bar on the Rue de Ponthieu to place a bet on a horse. He drove a pale blue Jaguar convertible. [1968-ENF]

Lapointe said his wife had gone to see her sister at Saint-Cloud. [1972-CHA]
 

Saint-Cloud Golf Club. Hubert de Vries told M he believed Norris Jonker was a member of the Saint-Cloud Golf Club. [1963-FAN]

Saint-Cloud, Pont de. Prosper Donge turned left after the Pont de Saint-Cloud. A tugboat with a chain of barges was whistling to be let into the lock. [1939-MAJ]

Saint-Denis. [manufacturing commune, N France, Seine-Saint-Denis dept. pop. 1968: 99,268. 7 mi. NNE of Paris.]

An engineer and his family from Saint-Denis, Paris suburbs, had left the Hôtel de la Loire and moved to the Hôtel du Commerce after Émile Gallet's murder. [1930-GAL]

M had Lucas check with all the dust-bin rakers who operate in the vicinity of the Place des Vosges, and if necessary to go to the Saint-Denis works where the rubbish was burnt. [1931-OMB]

Mme. Biron, formerly, Mlle. Catherine Le Cloaguen, Ocatve Le Cloaguen's sister. Her husband had worked at the town hall in Saint-Denis. Was now a housekeeper of a bedridden old canon. [1941-SIG]

Albert Falconi said the American had asked the best way to get to Brussels. He'd told him to leave by way of Saint-Denis, then to go through Compiègne... He said he'd told him the best hotel was the Palace, opposite the Gare du Nord. [1954-JEU]

Antoine Batille recorded the sounds of a café at Saint-Denis. [1969-TUE]

Saint-Denis, Boulevard. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 10e, Entrepôt. from Rue Saint-Martin to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis]

Three days earlier on the Boulevard Saint-Denis, a new technique of jewel robbery had come to pass, placing a big packing case against a door, and cutting a hole in the case and the door. [1950-MEM]

When Émile Paulus arrived in Paris eighteen months earlier, he'd been emplyed by a property dealer in the Boulevard Saint-Denis.... Émile Paulus had lived with the Jef Van Dammes for two months when he first came to Paris, and worked in the Boulevard Saint-Denis. Had had a room in a hotel in the Rue Rambuteau. [1951-MEU]

Saint-Denis, Porte. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis to Boulevard Saint-Denis]

Grandjean picked up two inspectors on duty in the Porte Saint-Denis. [1931-NUI]

M could imagine La Grosse Jaja in a loud silk dress doing her rounds in Paris, near Porte Saint-Martin or Porte Saint-Denis. [1932-LIB]

Jef Van Damme hung around in the low bars near the Porte Saint-Denis. [1951-MEU]

M remembered the Rue de la Lune, down by the Porte Saint-Denis, a little street of shady hotels and small sweetshops. He'd been drinking Pernod... [1951-GRA]

M was following the Grands Boulevards, which he had seldom seen so empty. Near Porte Saint-Denis he went into a bar, ordered a beer, and wrote a note to Janvier. M could imagine Moers expression in the laboratory, if he checked the fingerprints. [1956-AMU]

Alfred Meurant was well-known in certain districts, particularly around Place des Ternes and the neighborhood of Porte Saint-Denis. He'd registered at a small hotel on Rue de l'Étoile, among others. [1959-ASS]

M imagined that Roger Prou could have been a pimp... not at the Étoile, but at Porte Saint-Denis or Bastille... or he could organize warehouse burglaries around Gare du Nord... [1962-CLI]

Léa said she'd met M 20 years ago, when she was still "on the job" at the Porte Saint-Denis. [1962-CLO]

They had to walk as far as the Porte Saint-Denis to find a movie that was playing a Western, which M wanted to see. In the intermission M had a calvados, Mme M a verbena tisane. [1969-TUE]

Saint-Denis, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 2e, Bourse. from Avenue Victoria to Boulevard de la Chapelle]

Since he'd been landed with this case at 27b Rue Saint-Denis, M had been in one of his worst moods, tense and edgy, which made him unapproachable at Police Headquarters. [1936-err]

Eugène Benoît had moved three weeks ago to a shady-looking boarding house on Rue Saint-Denis, Room 19. [1954-MIN]

Jean Nicolier's father kept a butcher shop on Rue Saint-Denis. Joseph's hair-dresser's school where Marcel Vivien got his haircuts was on Rue Saint-Denis, just three doors down from the butcher shop. A narrow street, crowded and noisy even at vacation time. [1971-SEU]

Saint-Dominique, Rue. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Boulevard Saint-Germain to Avenue de La Bourdonnais]

Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire had retired 12 years earlier, and had been living in Paris in his flat in the Rue Saint-Dominique. [1960-VIE]

Sainte-Anne. M told Edgar Martin he'd call Saint-Anne's Hospital for Juliette Martin. [1931-OMB]

Dr. Émile Janin, 35, Rue des Églises, Nantes. Medical School at Montpellier University, born in Roussillon, two years resident at Sainte-Anne's (so he had experience with psychiatric cases. [1940-JUG]

Dr Pardon, after being on the staff at Val-de-Grâce, an assistant of Lebraz, had spent five years on the staff of Sainte-Anne. Jussieu worked at Sainte-Anne, recounted memories of Charcot after dinner at Pardon's. [1952-REV]

Alain Vernoux had been two years resident at Saint-Anne, was now interested in psychiatry, and went to or three times a week to the Niort lunatic asylum. [1953-PEU]

The other guests at Dr Pardons were Professor Tissot and his wife, he the dirctor of Sainte-Anne, the mental hospital on Rue Cabanis. [1955-TEN]

Steiner was first a houseman, then a registrar at Sainte-Anne. [1957-SCR]

The night porter at the Hôtel de la Reine et de Poitiers was a Czech who hardly spoke French and had twice been a patient in Saint-Anne, the mental hospital. [1959-CON]

Dr. Florian remembered that Dr. Amadieu, a psychiatrist who worked at Sainte-Anne and lived in the Latin Quarter, was a mutual friend. [1972-CHA]

Sainte-Catherine, Rue. Justin was 12, an altar-boy at the hospital. He'd seen a dead body in the Rue Sainte-Catherine, but the body had disappeared.... At #42 was a sick woman, whose husband had sat up with her all night, and heard the sound of running footsteps. Justin had said it was in front of #61, the Judge's house, that he'd seen the body. [1946-cho]

Sainte-Clotilde. Prince Hubert de V--'s funeral was taking place at Sainte-Clotilde.... Jaquette Larrieu said she wanted to talk to the Abbé Barraud, who was at the Sainte-Clotilde presbytery. [1960-VIE]

Sainte-Geneviève. Robert Bureau went to the Sainte-Geneviève library and read psychiatric treatises. [1969-TUE]

Sainte-Hermine. [commune, , Vendée dept. about 30 km SE of La-Roche-sur-Yon, 17 km S of Chantonnay.]

Evariste Point was Auguste Point's father, owned a well-known hotel at Sainte-Hermine, Clemenceau's town, famous for it's cuisine. [1954-MIN]

Sainte-Marie. At first they thought the dog belonged to the coaster that arrived yesterday, the Sainte-Marie. They had a dog on board, but it was a Newfoundland. [1931-JAU]

Sainte-Réparate. M told Mirella Jonker he admired the church of Sainte-Réparate. It was in the old quarter of Nice, the poorest part. He was almost sure she'd been born there. [1963-FAN]

Saintes. [industrial city, W France, Charente-Maritime dept. pop. 1968: 26,507. on Charente river 40 mi. SE of La Rochelle.]

The Examining Magistrate was away, conducting an inquiry at Saintes. [1932-FOU]

Sainte-Thérèse. Once Jules Lapie had gone aboard a three-masted schooner, the Sainte-Thérèse, bound for Chile, and somehow it had sailed with him aboard. [1942-FEL]

Saint-Étienne. [industrial city, SEC France, capital, Loire dept. pop. 1968: 213,468. 32 mi. SW of Lyons.]

M described Tiburce de Saint-Hilaire as "a product of Saint-Étienne." [1930-GAL]

Adèle Bosquet knew a bicycle-maker at Saint- Étienne. René Delfosse's father's company made bicycles. [1931-GAI]

Eugène Lotard. 32. Born at Saint-Etienne. Son of a railwayman. Insurance agent with the National. Married three years ago, Mlle. Rosalie Méchin, born at Bénouville, near Étretat (Seine-Inférieure). [1951-MEU]

Saint-Etienne Tribune. Reporters from the Saint-Etienne Tribune were waiting for M when he came down for breakfast. The photographer had a mop of red hair. [1967-VIC]

Saint-Fargeau. M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre. M had to go to Saint-Fargeau. It was twenty-odd miles from Paris - an hour earlier he'd never heard of it. [1930-GAL]

Jean-Claude Ternel had gone with Marinette Augier to Chez Mélanie at Saint-Fargeau, midway between Corbeil and Melun. [1963-FAN]

Saint-Ferréol, Rue. Fred said he knew a Nine in Marseilles, second in command at a brothel in the Rue Saint-Ferréol. [1947-MOR]

Saint-Fiacre. A message to the Municipal Police at Moulins had said that a crime would be committed at the first Mass on All Soul's Day at the church of Saint-Fiacre.... M had been born in Saint-Fiacre, where his father had been steward of the château for thirty years. The last time he had been there had been after the death of his father, who'd been buried in the graveyard behind the church.... Since there was no electricity at Saint-Fiacre, the château had its own generator. [1932-FIA]

Back in the village school in Saint-Fiacre, Allier dept., Mlle. Chaigné had been the school mistress, his father bailiff at the Château de Saint-Fiacre. [1956-ECH]

Saint-Fiacre, Comtesse de. M had eyes only for the occupant of the Gothic stall. The Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre. When he'd last seen her she'd been 25 or 26, but now she was well into her 60s. [1932-FIA]

It was the effect of the years spent in the shadow of the château of which his father had been steward, and where, for a long time, the Comte and Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre had been, in his eyes, creatures of another species. [1960-VIE]

Saint-Fiacre, Maurice de. The Comtesse de Saint-Fiacre's son, Maurice de Saint-Fiacre, the Comte de Saint-Fiacre called from Moulins.... Maurice de Saint-Fiacre was 30, broad shouldered and a little fat. [1932-FIA]

Saint-Florentin, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée - 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Rivoli to Rue Saint-Honoré]

M sent for Lapointe, told him to take the girl's clothes up to Moers, and then take the dress to a model agency in the Rue Saint-Florentin, to have someone the same size model the dress for a photo. [1954-JEU]

Saint George. The doorman at the Saint-Trop' was a colossus with a white beard, a Russian refugee who played the balalaika. He swore by Saint George that Émile Boulay hadn't come back later. [1962-COL]

Saint-Georges. At the left-hand desk, the secretary of the Saint-Georges Police Station was reading a booklet which had just come out: Courses on Official Reports (Oral Description) for the use of Inspectors and Police Officers. In violet ink, on the flyleaf, in copperplate hand: J. Maigret.... The king's movements at no point touched the Saint-Georges District, and all the men who could be spared had been sent to the Opéra Police Station. [1948-PRE]

Saint-Georges. Within a few months M was surprised to find himself appoint the secretary to the Police Superintendent of the Saint-Georges district. [1950-MEM]

M got a call from the inspector at Saint-Georges, the station on Rue de La Rochefoucauld, that Arlette had been found strangled. [1950-PIC]

Hélène Lange had regularly gone to work by métro from Saint-Georges when she had lived in Paris in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. [1967-VIC]

Saint-Georges, Place. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. at Rue Notre-Dame de Lorette]

Émile Blaise wrote to the Director that he saw someone from his window at the Old Pouilly café on Place Saint-Georges, keeping his place under surveillance. [1941-SIG]

Some horses went by in the Place Saint-Georges. There had been a parade at the Invalides that morning. Everyone was headed towards the Élysée.... They reached the Place Saint-Georges, quiet and provincial, with its little bistro smelling of white wine. [1948-PRE]

Arlette's building was just a few steps from the Place Saint-Georges. B Building.... One more man left Picratt's, walking towards Place Saint-Georges. [1950-PIC]

Georgette, Jeanne Debul's maid, had once worked in the Place Saint-Georges area with a kept woman. [1952-REV]

When M had bought his goose-dung shoes, he had been in the Saint-Georges district, and had just been informed by his supervisor that he was to get a 10 franc per month raise, when 10 francs were really 10 francs.... Someone called Olga at Mariette Gibon's, about a dress fitting. Call was from a dressmaker in the Place Saint-Georges. [1952-BAN]

A few minutes later M took a taxi in the Place Saint-Georges and went home to bed. [1962-COL]

M. Louis accompanied Louise Pégasse to the Hôtel du Square, on Place Saint-Georges, where she'd been living for several months. [1965-PAT]

Léon Florentin said he'd been living with a woman on the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, near the Place Saint-Georges. [1968-ENF]

Victor Macoulet was the husband of the concierge at Manuel Mori's building. On duty at night, he was a drunk, slept there on a camp bed. Might be found at the Square Le Bruyère or the Place Saint-Georges. Born near Arras.... M put Janvier in the picture on their way to the police station at Place Saint-Georges. [1971-IND]

Saint-Georges, Rue. [Paris. 9e, Opéra. from Rue La Fayette to Place Saint-Georges]

Marie Picard had had her own dressmaking place on Rue Saint-Georges, Chez Jeanne, which name she used when she became a fortuneteller. [1941-SIG]

Léontine Faverges' neighbor across the hall, Solange Lorris, a dressmaker, a customer of hers, Mme. Ernie of Rue Saint-Georges, had seen a man in the hall that day in a navy-colored suit and a chestnut-colored belted raincoat. [1959-ASS]

Mme. Blanc went down the Rue Saint-Georges, stopping to go into an Italian grocer's. She went out the back, opening onto the Square d'Orléans and the Rue Taitbout. [1968-ENF]

Saint-Germain. [commune, N France, Yvelines dept. pop. 1968: 38,808. (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) on Seine river 11 mi. NW of Paris.]

The house in Saint-Cloud was on the road to Saint-Germain, about half a mile from the Pavillon Bleu. Joseph Heurtin dropped a single, used third-class Paris-Saint-Cloudticket. [1930-31-TET]

Louvet said it wasn't until Saint-Germain that he knew Félicie was in his truck. [1942-FEL]

A fish dealer from Honfleur driving along Route 13 in the Forêt de Saint-Germain between Poissy and Le Pecq picked up Lognon, unconscious on the side of the road. Took him to Dr. Grenier's at Saint-Germain. [1951-LOG]

M said a detective shouldn't get married, so he could get to know about every social sphere, the foreign bistros in the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain... [1966-NAH]

Saint-Germain, Boulevard. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon - 6e, Luxembourg. from Quai de la Tournelle to Quai d'Orsay (7e)]

Georges Bompard had said he frequented a certain café on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, so she'd searched there. [1937-38-eto]

Stephan Strevzki knew Paris well, headed towards the pauper's soup kitchen at the far end of the Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1939-hom]

A waiter in a café on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Seine had seen Maurice Tremblet there playing billiards with a man named Théodore Ballard. [1946-pau]

On May 3, in the Café des Ministères, on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue des Saints-Pères, a customer, Raymond Auger, stayed for 16 hours. [1946-obs]

The newspapers would no doubt soon be talking about the famous chestnut tree in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, which would be in flower in about a month's time.... Judge Coméliau was dining with friends in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, found some time to call M and check on progress. [1947-MOR]

On the day the paper had an article about a chestnut tree in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Bousquet, the shoemaker said he'd seen a woman visit Frans Steuvels' place, wearing a blue suit and a white hat.... Hélène Grossot told M her father had met some old friends from the Beaux Arts [École des Beaux-Arts], starting meeting them in a little café in the Saint-Germain area, and taken up drinking. [1949-MME]

A call came for M to go up and see the Chief, Xavier Guichard. They didn't shake hands in the office. M had been to his apartment on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, opposite Place Maubert, in a new building that rose amid rickety houses and squalid hotels. [1950-MEM]

Julien Foucrier made off in the direction of Boulevard Saint-Germain after questioning Mlle. Clément while she was shopping. Pretended to be a journalist. Short, white hair, dressed completely in gray, gray felt hat, thin, rings around his eyes, yellow complexion. [1951-MEU]

Most of the brasseries were closed at that hour, so M and Canonge had to walk quite far on the Boulevard Saint-Germain to find one. M beer, Canonge brandy. [1955-COR]

Lapointe had picked the Left Bank section around Boulevard Saint-Germain; he knew it well because he lived there. The second tailor was Polish, on the Rue Vaneau. He'd made a suit for Marcel Moncin, who lived at 228 bis Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Solférino métro station. He called M from the Café Solférino. [1955-TEN]

Each evening Judge Xavier Bernerie. took back files to peruse in his apartment on the Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1959-ASS]

It was a relief to come out into the daylight and the patches of sunshine under the trees of the Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1960-VIE]

Nicole Prieur said she'd gone to see her friend, Martine Bouet, the daughter of a doctor, on Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1964-DEF]

Félix Nahour's lawyer was Leroy-Beaulieu, in the Boulevard Saint-Germain. He'd done part of his law studies with Pierre Nahour. [1966-NAH]

The blossoms were starting to come out along some of the avenues, particularly, Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1966-VOL]

Philippe Lherbier was at the home of Maître Legendre, Boulevard Saint-Germain.... Robert Bureau had gone to a neurologist in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, who'd done an electro-encephalogram, but found nothing abnormal. [1969-TUE]

Billy Louette played at the Bongo, a café-restaurant in the Place Maubert. Proprieter came from Auvergne, realized what was happening in the Saint-Germain district, and set up a hippie joint.... Billy Louette said he'd run into his mother on the Boulevard Saint-Germain a few weeks ago with a man known as Le Grand Marcel, rumored to be a pimp.... Mme de la Roche was one of Angèle Louette's clients, who she'd been giving massages to for almost 20 years. 61 Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1970-FOL]

The woman who wanted to see M was Mme. Nathalie Sabin-Levesque, 207 bis, Boulevard Saint-Germain. [1972-CHA]

Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It was in the Rue des Saints-Pères, not far from Saint-Germain-des-Prés that Lassagne had interviewed Gilbert Négrel. [1956-AMU]

Daunard, a former hotel porter in Deauville, now a singer in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, had been one of Christine Josset's "protégés". [1959-CON]

The cab made a sudden right into Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Germain, then ten minutes down the little streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. [1959-ASS]

Peretti said most of the clubs on the list hadn't existed 15 years ago. At one time the smart place for nightlife was Montmartre, then it was Saint-Germain-des-Prés. [1972-CHA]

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Place. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. at Boulevard Saint-Germain]

M and Canonge wound up walking in the direction of Saint-Germain-des-Prés after the cabaret. [1955-COR]

Philippe de Lancieux had moved to a place near Saint-Germain-des-Prés where he lived with a waitress. [1961-BRA]

Nicole Prieur said M took her to a little nightclub in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a basement with jazz. [1964-DEF]

Sophie Le Gal had been living in a hotel room in Saint-Germain-des-Prés when she met François Ricain.... Jacques Huguet said he'd run into Nora in a small nightclub, the Ace of Spades, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. [1966-VOL]

Minou Batille said she was at Saint-Germain des Prés the night her brother was killed. [1969-TUE]

Saint-Gilles-les-Vaudreuves. M had the interpreter [Franz Lehel] ask Maria about the night of December 8 and night. On a farm at Saint-Gilles-les-Vaudreuves, in Picardy, an entire family was hacked to death with an axe. On the night of the 12, an old farmer and his wife were killed in the same way in Saint-Aubin, also in Picardy. On November 21, and old couple and their servant, a half-wit, had been similarly attacked. A little 9-year-old girl had witnessed the December 8 attack, had been adopted by a family in Amiens. She identified Maria's picture. [1947-MOR]

Saint-Gothard, Rue du. [Paris. 14e, Observatoire. from Rue Dareau to Rue d'Alésia]

René Josselin had owned a cardboard factory in the Rue du Saint-Gothard until two years earlier. [1961-BRA]

The charwoman, Louise Bodin [Louis in Penguin], lived nearby in the Rue du Saint-Gothard. [1966-NAH]

Saint-Hermine. see: Sainte-Hermine

Saint-Hilaire, Armand de. Jaquette Larrieu was the housekeeper of the Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire, who had retired 12 years earlier, and had been living in Paris in his flat in the Rue Saint-Dominique. She'd been with him for 42 years. That morning she'd found him dead, in his study, shot a number of times.... Saint-Hilaire was 26 when he met Isabelle de V--, about 1910. (50-52 years earlier: today = ca. 1960, written/pub in 1960). Possibly they didn't marry as he'd just started his career in the Foreign Service and had been sent to Poland as 2nd or 3rd secretary to the Ambassador. [1960-VIE]

Saint-Hilaire, Tiburce de. M. House next to the Hôtel de la Loire, usually called the "little château" to distinguish it from the great old château of Sancerre.... Had been living in the "little château" for twenty years. Plump, jolly, simple, unaffected. Everyone called him M. Tiburce. M described him as "a product of Saint-Étienne." Asked if Émile Gallet's name were Grelet or Gellet.... Told M his mother died soon after he was born. Father died when he was 12. Went to college in Bourges till he was 19. Received a legacy from a second cousin in Indo-China when he was 28, a Duranty de la Roche.... Was actually the real Émile Gallet. Had been expelled from the lycée at Nantes after two years. Was a notary's clerk in Saigon. Duranty de la Roche showed up in his office looking for possible Saint-Hilaire heirs. Located Tiburce through the lycée in Bourges. Finally found him in Le Havre, where he was trying to get work as a ship's steward or interpreter on a liner. He'd been a private tutor in a château, proofreader for a publisher in Rouen, clerk in a book shop. Paid Saint-Hilaire 30,000 francs to switch names, as he had some money from his father who was a horse dealer in Nantes. [1930-GAL]

Saint-Honoré, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 8e, Élycée. from Rue des Bourdonnais to Rue Royale]

There was no one at Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, and the big double bed had gone to the country. M spent the night in a hotel on the Rue Saint-Honoré. [1933-ECL]

Mme M said there was no point looking in the Rue de la Paix, Rue Saint-Honoré or Avenue Matignon, since they'd have been too expensive and didn't show hats in their windows. [1949-MME]

M found a pair of glacé kid men's slippers, made to measure by a boot-maker in the Rue Saint-Honoré, one of the most exclusive in Paris. The heavy silk dressing-gown was from a shirt-maker in the Rue de Rivoli. [1953-TRO]

Gisèle Marton's shop, Maison Harris, was in the Rue Saint-Honoré. [1957-SCR]

Jacques Sainval said he'd met Paulette Lachaume in a tearoom on the Rue Royale. She'd left her car in the Place Vendôme and gone shopping in the Rue Saint-Honoré. [1958-TEM]

Oscar Chabut had asked Gilbert Pigou if his wife was still selling shirts in a shop on the Rue Saint-Honoré. [1969-VIN]

Saint-Hortense Day. The name-day of Hortense Canelle. [1930-PRO]

Saint-Hubert. M was woken in the middle of a bad dream by Superintendent Saint-Hubert, about the same age as M, whom he'd known since the start of his career. They called each other by last names but did not use "tu". He was tall and thin, a redhead, rather slow and formal, and anxious to score points.... Saint-Hubert came out to meet him when the elevator stopped on the third floor. Said the District Attorney's men hadn't arrived yet. [1961-BRA]

Saint-Jacques. On Sunday morning Jean Servières' empty car was found near the Saint-Jacques River. [1931-JAU]

Saint-Jacques. Mme. Antoinette Le Cloaguen left her house, took the métro at Place Clichy [Place de Clichy] . Got out at Saint-Jacques (station at Place Saint-Jacques, on Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 14th), and immediately into the only taxi waiting, a fake, obviously prearranged. [1941-SIG]

Saint-Jacques, Rue. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon. from Rue Saint-Séverin to Boulevard de Port Royal]

The Rue Saint-Jacques was almost deserted, with lights on only in a few bars. M hurried through the main entrance into Cochin.... Mlle. Clément did her shopping there, like everyone in the neighborhood. There were shops in the Rue Gay-Lussac, but more expensive. And the butcher in the Rue Saint-Jacques wasn't as good. [1951-MEU]

Saint-Jean-d'Angély. [town, W France, Charente-Maritime dept. pop. 1962: 7,868. About 35 mi. SE of La Rochelle.]

On Jan. 14, the day before the sale, there'd been two extra guests at the inn. Borchain, from near Angoulême, and Canut, from Saint-Jean-d'Angély. [1939-ven]

Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The Saint-Michel went to Concarneau, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz ... [1932-POR]

Saint-Jerôme. The child, Jos MacGill, had been put into the care of a Scotchwoman. They left the country to live in Canada, at Saint-Jerôme, where he was brought up. [1946-NEW]

Saint-John's-wort. That Sunday in Meung-sur-Loire the smell of Saint-John's-wort had pervaded the house. [1965-PAT]

Saint-Joris-sur-Isère. Olga Poissonneau, 29, born at Saint-Joris-sur-Isère, unemployed, residing at the Hôtel Beauséjour, Rue Lepic, Paris 18e. Maurice Tremblet's mistress. [1946-pau]

Saint-Joseph Clinic. [Saint-Joseph. hospital, 7 Rue Pierre-Larousse, 14e]

Étienne Gouin was operating at the Saint-Joseph Clinic, and wouldn't return till 7:30. [1953-TRO]

Frédéric Zuberski had died of cancer at Saint-Joseph Clinic. [1958-TEM]

Saint Joseph's. Clinic Gérard Pardon wanted to take his wife to for the baby's delivery. [1940-CEC]

Saint-Lambert, Place. (Liège.)

M had asked Adèle Bosquet the way to the Place Saint-Lambert, and she walked part of the way with him when he told her he'd left his tobacco at the Gai-Moulin and went back. [1931-GAI]

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. Records from the Ministry of the Interior showed that the governeor of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, in Guiana, wanted Jean Évariste Darchambaux to work in a hospital but he refused. [1930-PRO]

Saint-Lazare. [10e. 107 Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis near Rue de Chabrol. A hospital in the middle ages, became a prison, and then a women's prison. Became a hospital again in 1935.]

M recognized a woman he'd taken to Saint-Lazare after a raid on Rue de la Roquette. [1930-31-TET]

Else Anderson was sentenced to three years in Saint-Lazare. [1931-NUI]

At Anthropometric Department they didn't know if Fernande had been discharged or had had to spend a few days at Saint-Lazare. [1934-MAI]

The women started to call him Jules. Some would simply have locked them up and had them sent to Saint-Lazare, but he tried to ignore them.... [1950-MEM]

Mariette Gibon had been referred three times to Saint-Lazare, in the days before it was closed down. [1952-BAN]

The old open bus reminded M of when he'd been a shy young clerk in the Saint-Lazare police station. He'd just gotten married, and there was a brightly colored procession of some foreign sovereign and his plumed court in landaus, helmets of the Republican Guard gleaming in the sun. [1965-PAT]

Saint-Lazare. The women who were found with diseases were sent to the Saint-Lazare infirmary. [1948-PRE]

Saint-Lazare. see: Gare Saint-Lazare

Saint-Lazare, Rue. While Lognon was there a car turned the corner of Rue de Châteaudun, slowed down, tossed a body onto the sidewalk, and drove off down Rue Saint-Lazare. [1951-LOG]

Louise Laboine hadn't stopped till she reached the corner of the Rue Caumartin and the Rue Saint-Lazare. [1954-JEU]

Saint-Lazare Station. see: Gare Saint-Lazare

Saint-Léonard Prison. (Liège) Saint-Léonard Prison was an ugly black building that stood opposite Pont-Maguin. Medieval turrets, narrow loopholes, iron bars. Delvigne said Jean Chabot would have to be sent there.... Delvigne put M in a cell next to Jean there at M's request. [1931-GAI]

Saint-Léonard, Quai. (Liège.)

Jean Chabot's aunt Marie lived on the Quai Saint-Léonard, in a house with potted plants in every room. [1931-GAI]

Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, Rue. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai d'Anjou to Rue Jean-du-Bellay]

Juliette Van Damme lived at 27a, Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, at the back of a yard, on the 2nd floor. [1951-MEU]

M walked towards Ile Saint-Louis, skirted Notre-Dame, crossed a little iron footbridge, and soon found himself in the narrow, crowded Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. ... Lucette Calas had a room above agrocer's shop on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, 3rd floor, left-hand side, Ile Saint-Louis. [1955-COR]

M had wanted a drink since the events that morning in the Stork, in the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. [1966-VOL]

On the edge of the sidewalk the crowd was mostly the concierges and shopkeepers who lived on the Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile. [1969-TUE]

Saint-Louis, Hospital of. Nurses in uniform were making their way past the fouled barge for the Hospital at St. Louis... The two men next to M and Lapointe at Chez Calas were male nurses from hospital on night shift. [1955-COR]

Saint-Malo. [commercial seaport, NW France, Ille-et-Vilaine dept. pop. 1968: 42,297. on a rocky island in the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Rance River, 40 mi. NNW of Rennes.]

In Paris M had pictured Ouistreham, quite wrongly, as a seaport in the style of Saint-Malo. [1932-POR]

Berthe said she'd met a man, Albert Marcinelle, at Saint-Malo last summer, where he was selling cars in a big garage. [1937-38-ber]

Ginette was a Breton girl, from a village in the Saint-Malo area. [1949-AMI]

Mariette Gibon was born in Saint-Malo. [1952-BAN]

Saint-Marc, de. A former ambassador, lived with his wife on the first floor at the 61 Place des Vosges.... As Mme. de Saint-Marc was about to have a baby, the concierge at the Place des Vosges hadn't wanted to notify the uniformed police. [1931-OMB]

Saint Martin. Ernestine Jussiaume and Alfred Jussiaume lived on the Quai de Jemmapes, just opposite the Saint Martin lock, two rooms over a café painted green. [1951-GRA]

Saint-Martin. The lock-keeper thought... Mareuil-sur-Ay, Condé, near Aigny there was a dozen barges lined up... the Providence was probably at Saint-Martin, about 20 miles away. [1930-PRO]

Saint-Martin, Boulevard. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 10e, Entrepôt. from Place de la République to Rue Saint-Martin]

M went into a hatters on the Boulevard Saint-Martin to buy a new bowler. [1931-GUI]

Joseph Mascouvin had lunch in a cheap restaurant on the Boulevard Saint-Martin. [1941-SIG]

M remembered that Nicolas had been picked up for a burglary in the Boulevard Saint-Martin around the time of Stéphane Bleusteins's murder, and so hadn't been able to go to look for the diamonds. [1945-pip]

Someone had to go to the Boulevard Sébastopol, where the jacket had been bought, and to the Boulevard Saint-Martin, where the raincoat came from. [1947-MOR]

Neveu called M from a bistro the Boulevard Saint-Martin, to say a man had been found stabbed to death in a blind alley.... M remembered how, at the age of 20, he had first arrived in Paris, disturbed at the ferment. In some "strategic points" - Les Halles, Place Clichy [Place de Clichy], the Bastille, and Boulevard Saint-Martin - the ferment was even more intense. [1952-BAN]

Catroux remembered a bounced Criminal Investigation Department man who'd set up a detective agency, a bad one, Eugène Benoît, opened a small private office on Boulevard #Saint-Martin, on the ground floor over a watchmaker. [1954-MIN]

Where Dieudonné Pape had had the photo he'd taken of Aline Calas enlarged. [1955-COR]

In a passage like that where Xavier Marton lived, a kind of blind alley, they had once found a murdered man at five o'clock in the afternoon, a few yards from the crowds going by on the pavement. [1957-SCR]

One of Freddo Lisca's customers at the Eucalyptus was Kubik, who M had arrested 12 years before after a jewel robbery on Boulevard Saint-Martin. [1959-ASS]

Last time M had visited Manuel Palmari, it was after the jewel robbery on Boulevard Saint-Martin. [1964-DEF]

Saint-Martin Canal. Jean Lenoir told how the man had dumped a body in the Canal Saint-Martin. Afterwards he and Victor [Victor Gaillard] had stayed on the man's car till he went to the Place de la République, to a café. [1931-GUI]

Perhaps they intended to drive him to a more out of the way site, by the banks of the Seine or the Saint-Martin Canal... [1948-PRE]

A prostitute had been found drowned in the Saint-Martin Canal, the night of the day M's revolver had been stolen. [1952-REV]

The previous night, as The Two Brothers was drawing away from the dock at La Villette, headed for the Saint-Martin Canal, they had churned up a lot of mud... There was nothing remarkable in the discovery of a corpse in the Saint-Martin Canal. [1955-COR]

They made their way as far as the Saint-Martin Canal, where he had been so often on a case, but never with his wife. True enough, hardly a week passed without a corpse being found in the canal... [1956-AMU]

The other barge belonged to Jef Van Cauwelaert and his brother, called Twee Gebroeders, Two Brothers. Flemish. They were supposed to be unloading at the Canal Saint-Martin. M sent Bonfils to check. [1958-TEM]

An anonymous letter said Christine Josset had met Popaul several times at a boarding house near the Saint-Martin Canal. [1959-CON]

Antoine Batille recorded the sounds of the neighborhood of the Saint-Martin canal.... Antoine Batille had once said to his sister, "Do you know how many bodies are fished out of the Canal Saint Martin every year?" [1969-TUE]

Saint-Martin-de-Ré. Fernand, recently released from Saint-Martin-de-Ré, was apparently the leader of the gang. [1961-PAR]

Saint Martin des Près. Ernestine Jussiaume had been born in Nevers, in a village called Saint Martin des Près. [1951-GRA]

Saint-Martin, Porte. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Boulevard Saint-Martin to Rue Saint-Martin]

Mortimer-Levingston's olive-green limousine had driven off towards Porte Saint-Martin. [1929-30-LET]

There'd been a call from Émile Michonnet's to Archives 27-45, a big café near the Porte Saint-Martin. [1931-NUI]

M could imagine La Grosse Jaja in a loud silk dress doing her rounds in Paris, near Porte Saint-Martin or Porte Saint-Denis. [1932-LIB]

Charles Dandurand had been spotted loitering near the Porte Saint-Martin, Boulevard Sébastopol, and the Bastille. [1940-CEC]

M felt he looked like one of those nasty caharacters who prowl around the Porte Saint-Martin or somewhere similar, tormented by some secret vice. [1943-CAD]

M said in Paris it would be easy, because around Porte Saint-Martin, there are still a number of shops which date back to a different era. [1946-NEW]

Neveu had been in a bar in the Rue Blondel, very near Porte Saint-Martin, called Chez Fernand. [1952-BAN]

Jacques Fleury had had a girlfriend named Marcelle Luquet, about 40, stout, dark hair, who some say he picked up when she was a cashier in a brasserie in Porte #Saint-Martin. [1954-MIN]

Saint-Martin, Rue. [Paris. 3e, Temple - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai des Gesvres to Boulevard Saint-Denis]

When M asked who was in Bonneau's office, he was told it was a jeweler from the Rue Saint-Martin. After a while, M. Benoît left. [1939-MAJ]

M saw prostitutes loitering around the corner of the Rue Saint-Martin.... Sometimes Louis Thouret and Antoinette Machère would meet at the junction of the Rue Saint-Martin and the Grands Boulevards. [1952-BAN]

Gilbert Pigou said the last time he'd bathed in hot water was at the public baths in the Rue Saint-Martin. [1969-VIN]

Saint-Médard, Rue. Honoré Cuendet's mother lived in the Rue Mouffetard, just above a bakery, nearly at the corner of the Rue Saint-Médard. [1961-PAR]

Saint-Mesmin-le-Vieux. The Flea's mother sent him to one of her sisters in Saint-Mesmin-le-Vieux in the Vendée. He came back to Paris when he was 14. [1971-IND]

Saint-Michel. Angèle Louette said she'd gone to a movie at the Saint-Michel with Le Grand Marcel. [1970-FOL]

Saint-Michel. Julie Legrand's brother was on the Saint-Michel of Paimpol. [1932-POR]

Saint-Michel. Didine [Adine Hulot] reminded Polyte that Tuesday had been the day of the fair at Saint-Michel. [1940-JUG]

Saint-Michel, Boulevard. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon - 6e, Luxembourg. from Place Saint-Michel to Avenue Observatoire]

Oscar's car started doing about 60 down the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1931-NUI]

M went to the barbers, after warning the office messenger, Old Joseph, to keep his prospective visitor waiting. He went into the first barber's in the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1947-MOR]

Justin Minard was now playing in a dance-hall in the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1948-PRE]

Paul Martin was known in at least 4 or 5 police stations, between the Bastille, the Hôtel de Ville, and the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1950-noe]

On the same floor of the little hotel in which M first lived in Paris, on the Left Bank, was a man called Jacquemain, about 40 who interested him. He once met him at the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Michel talking to someone who would have been described, at that period, as an 'apache'.... One day, when M was walking down the Boulevard Saint-Michel, he heard someone running after him, and it was Félix Jubert, who'd been in medical school with him at Nantes. [1950-MEM]

Twilight came fast. The lights of the QDO and the Boulevard Saint-Michel went on. [1950-PIC]

Harry Pills said he knew the doctor from right after the Liberation, when he'd been in the American Army. A doctor in the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1951-LOG]

It was hard to imagine that Boulevard Saint-Michel, with all its bustle, was only round the corner from Rue Lhomond. There were children playing in the middle of the street, like in a country town.... The Rue Lhomond sloped gently down to the lights of the Rue Mouffetard. Somewhere behind the houses could be heard the deadened noise of cars on the Boulevard Saint-Michel.... Françoise Boursicault had been an assistant in a men's shop on Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1951-MEU]

Guillaume Serre said in his youth his mother used to watch the cafés on the Boulevard Saint-Michel where he'd go, to see if he were drinking. [1951-GRA]

Monique Thouret's boyfriend, Albert Jorisse, was a salesman in a big bookshop on Boulevard Saint-Michel. The big corner bookshop with trays along the sidewalk. [1952-BAN]

M dropped Mme M at the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and had the taxi take him to the Boulevard Saint-Michel, in front of the fountain. [1956-AMU]

Ginette Meurant took a taxi from Boulevard de Charonne, but when they reached Boulevard Saint-Michel, the cab made a sudden right into Rue du Faubourg Saint-Germain. [1959-ASS]

In Honoré Cuendet's bookcase was a red-bound, battered copy of the Penal Code, which he must have bought from one of the second-hand book dealers along the Seine or up the Boulevard Saint-Michel, a volume of Zola and one of Tolstoy, and a much-tumbed plan of Paris. [1961-PAR]

M decided to try Boulevard Montparnasse himself, then maybe Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1961-BRA]

Someone from Mulhouse had told Mme. Keller they'd seen a sandwich man on Boulevard Saint-Michel who looked like François Keller. [1962-CLO]

When he first came to Paris, M could spend an entire afternoon outside a café on the Grands Boulevards or the Boulevard Saint-Michel, watching the faces. [1965-PAT]

Fouad Ouéni had gone to a gaming club on the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1966-NAH]

François Ricain said he remembered passing the Gare de Montparnasse, drinking white wine there or on the Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1966-VOL]

The anonymous letter to the evening paper was post-marked Boulevard Saint-Michel. [1969-TUE]

M had Lapointe take him to Liliane Pigou's, 57B Rue Froidevaux. They drove along Boulevard Saint-Michel, and then turned right toward the Montparnasse Cemetery. [1969-VIN]

Saint-Michel Club. Fouad Ouéni said he'd been at the Saint-Michel Club, a gambling club above the Bar des Tilleuls, till 1:30.... Most of the guests were foreign students, Orientals who lived in the district. [1966-NAH]

Saint-Michel-en-l'Hermitage. The Marsacs, who lived in the village of Saint-Michel-en-l'Hermitage, arrived at Judge Forlacroix's after the Brénéols, and they played bridge. [1940-JUG]

Saint-Michel, Place. [Paris. 5e, Panthéon - 6e, Luxembourg. from Quai Saint-Michel to Boulevard Saint-Michel]

From his office window he could see a stretch of the Seine, the Place Saint-Michel, and a floating wash house. [1929-30-LET]

Through the uncurtained windows M had seen the midinettes and office workers storming the dairy shops in the Place Saint-Michel at noon. [1931-NUI]

Charles Dandurand said he'd had to wait quite a while for a streetcar in the Place Saint-Michel before returning home after dinner. [1940-CEC]

When the other customer came in, the man [Albert Rochain] rushed off towards the Place Saint-Michel. [1947-MOR]

Saint-Michel, Pont. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai des Orfèvres to Quai des Grands-Augustins]

At Pont Saint-Michel, M thought of taking a taxi to Cécile Pardon's, but decided on the streetcar. [1940-CEC]

M gazed out over the Seine and the multi-colored mass of humanity swarming over the Pont Saint-Michel. [1941-SIG]

M looked out the window, where on the other bank of the Seine, where the Quai des Grands-Augustins formed an approach ramp to the Pont Saint-Michel, he could see the narrow front of a homely bistro, into which he'd occasionally gone for a glass of wine. [1947-MOR]

From the Pont Saint-Michel M could see the light in his own office. [1949-MME]

At 9:00 sharp a bell summons the various heads of sections to the Chief's big office, whose windows overlook the Seine. Each tells what's been happening. A few may stand by the window watching the Pont Saint-Michel. [1950-MEM]

M watched Mme. Serre from his window as she walked towards the Pont Saint-Michel. [1951-GRA]

Albert Jorisse was arrested on the Pont Saint-Michel; said he was on his way to see M. [1952-BAN]

As on every morning, at about 9:15 in the office of the Director of the Police Judiciaire, there was the department heads meeting. The windows looked out on a dirty-colored Seine, and the Pont Saint-Michel was windswept. [1953-TRO]

The light flooding the air transformed the cars crossing the Pont Saint-Michel into pictures one would like to hang on a wall. [1953-ECO]

Passers-by on the Pont Saint-Michel began to walk more quickly, like people in early silent films. [1954-JEU]

The taxis and buses on the Pont Saint-Michel were going more slowly than usual... one half expected to see steam rising from the Seine. [1955-TEN]

People on the Pont Saint-Michel were leaning backwards as they walked. [1956-ECH]

When Xavier Marton came out of the Quai des Orfèvres looking for Jenny, he first looked in the direction of Pont-Neuf. When he found her she pulled him in the direction of Pont Saint-Michel. [1957-SCR]

M paused for a moment to look out at the cruel grey Seine, the black ants going to and fro across the Pont Saint-Michel. [1958-TEM]

Two tramps were asleep under the Pont Saint-Michel as M looked out his window. [1959-CON]

Lamblin had hustled Ginette Meurant off in a taxi towards Pont Saint-Michel.... At Châtelet Gaston Meurant had a third cognac, again in one gulp, and finally the Quai des Orfèvres. He walked on as far as the Pont Saint-Michel, then came back and entered. [1959-ASS]

The car sped towards the Pont Saint-Michel and turned right along the embankment. [1960-VIE]

M muttered to himself as he crossed the Pont Saint-Michel. [1961-PAR]

Normally he would have turned left along the Quai in the direction of the Pont Saint-Michel, to take a bus or a taxi. [1962-COL]

M went to the window, watched the passers-by on the Pont Saint-Michel, and a tug in the Seine, a big clover-leaf marking on its funnel. [1966-VOL]

Cars and buses could be heard rumbling across the Pont Saint-Michel, and from time to time a tug sounded its siren before lowering its funnel to pass under the bridge. [1968-ENF]

Strings of barges glided slowly along the grey Seine, and the tugs lowered their funnels as the passed under the Pont Saint-Michel. [1969-TUE]

M had decided against stopping at the Brasserie Dauphine and was on his way home when Léontine Antoine came up to him. M said he was going towards Pont Saint-Michel and they walked together.... M watched as a string of barges went under the Pont Saint-Michel, drawn by a tug with an enormous white clover leaf painted on the funnel. [1970-FOL]

The noises of the cars and buses on the Pont Saint-Michel came in through M's open window. [1971-IND]

Saint-Mondé. Josset & Virieu offices were on Avenue Marceau. Laboratories at Saint-Mondé, and in Switzerland and Belgium. [1959-CON]

Saint-Nazaire. After having coffee in La Baule, M took a taxi to St. Nazaire, where he was looking for a police station. Was sent on to Nantes, where he found a rather cramped police station, staffed by three men. He asked for a round-the-clock watch on Louis Mahossier. [1971-SEU]

Saint-Nicolas, Quai. [Strasbourg] The police asked Henri Sauer, born at Strasbourg, if he'd gone to school on the Quai Saint-Nicolas. [1956-ECH]

Saint-Ouen. [manufacturing and commercial commune, N France, Seine-Saint-Denis dept. pop. 1968: 48,886. N suburb of Paris on Seine R.]

Six months before the Paris CID [Criminal Investigation Department] had discovered a "passport facotry" in Saint-Ouen. A mistake on the sixth page - forehead before hair instead of after - showed that Louis Jeunet's passport was a fake. [1930-31-PHO]

The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]

Torrence called from Saint-Ouen, to say he'd found the driver who'd picked up Loraine Martin at the juncture of the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir and the Boulevard Voltaire, and had dropped her at Rue de Maubeuge, where it passes the Gare du Nord, in front of a luggage shop. [1950-noe]

Léonard Planchon had taken his daughter Isabelle Planchon to the Flea Market in Saint-Ouen on Sunday morning. [1962-CLI]

The view from one side of Mirella Jonker's studio was of rooftops stretching as far as Saint-Ouen. On the other side the sails of the Moulin de la Galette, with almost the whole of Paris in the background, the Champs-Élysées, the Seine... [1963-FAN]

Some of the shabby pickpockets slept in junkyards, the steps of Saint-Ouen, or the métro corridors. [1966-VOL]

Saint-Ouen, Avenue de. [Paris. 17e, Batignolles-Monceau - 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Avenue Clichy to Boulevard Bessières]

Monique Juteaux, 24, living with her mother on the Boulevard des Batignolles, visited a friend on Avenue de Saint-Ouen, stabbed three times. [1955-TEN]

Saint-Ouen, Porte de. A fight was reported at the Porte de Saint-Ouen, while M was waiting for news of a murdered fortune teller. [1941-SIG]

Saint-Paul. When they reached the Saint-Paul district, the man [Victor Poliensky] darted into the network of narrow streets between the Rue Saint-Antoine and the quays. [1947-MOR]

Saint-Paul. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. at Saint Paul]

Fernande Steuvels told M she took the métro Saint-Paul and changed at the Place du Châtelet. As they were pulling in to Montmartre, where she had to change, someone who'd been doing something with the food she had for Frans Steuvels upset her casseroles.... Steuvels said he went to the Saint-Paul movie house in the Rue Saint-Antoine every Friday. [1949-MME]

M left Gérard Batille's, crossed the Pont Marie, went down the narrow Rue Saint-Paul, and finally found a taxi near the Saint-Paul métro station.... M caught a taxi outside the Saint-Paul métro station after talking with Mauricette Gallois. [1969-TUE]

Saint-Paul, Église. see: Église Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul, Place. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. at Rue Saint-Paul]

M stopped a bum and sent him with a note to a policeman in the Place Saint-Paul. [1929-30-LET]

Théo Stiernet's grandmother, Joséphine Ménard, had had a dry goods shop on the Place Saint-Paul. [1969-VIN]

Saint-Paul, Rue. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Quai des Cêlestins to Rue Saint-Antoine]

Three days later they did a luxury jewelers on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. But one of the thieves had dropped his scarf, and was arrested the next day at his workplace, a locksmithe on Rue Saint-Paul. [1963-FAN]

M left Gérard Batille's, crossed the Pont Marie, went down the narrow Rue Saint-Paul, and finally found a taxi near the Saint-Paul métro station.... Mauricette Gallois lived on the Rue Saint-Paul. [1969-TUE]

Saint Peter. M reminded Alban Groult-Cotelle of Saint Peter, since he'd already denied his friend Étienne Naud twice that evening. [1943-CAD]

Known as Pépère or Old Jules, a well-built man with white hair and a fresh complexion, one of Léonard Planchon's employees. Said he was sometimes called St. Peter. [1962-CLI]

Saint-Philippe-du-Roule. Raymond Couchet's funeral was held at Saint Philippe-du-Roule. [1931-OMB]

Saint-Philippe-du-Roule, Rue. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue d'Artois]

M walked as far as Saint-Philippe-du-Roule and turned to the left, stopping from time to time in front of a shop window. He passed the Papeterie Roman, amusing himself by reading names straight out of the Almanach de Gotha on visiting cards or engraved invitations. [1968-HES]

Saint-Pholien. [Liège] Police Constable Lacasse of No. 6 Division, was going towards the Pont des Arches, passing the main door of the Church of Saint-Pholien, when he observed a body hanging from the door-knocker.... Jef Lombard said the church in the drawings was Saint-Pholien, which had been torn down and a new one built with the same name. [1930-31-PHO]

Saint-Pierre. They drove down the high street of Moulins, with the hands of the clock of Saint-Pierre standing at 2:30. He went into the Comptoir d'Escompte bank. [1932-FIA]

M said they'd start by going down the Saint-Pierre steps. Then they'd stroll along the Boulevard Rochechouart, and then go down the Rue des Martyrs, where M liked the swarming crowds. He liked the Faubourg-Montmartre [Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre] too. [1956-AMU]

Saint-Pierre de Montrouge. When M arrived at Saint-Pierre de Montrouge, the gates of the métro were shut and there was not a single taxi in sight. He hesitated between heading for the Lion de Belfort and going down Avenue de Maine in the direction of the Gare Montparnasse. He decided on the Avenue de Maine, and soon found a taxi home. He didn't have his key but he knew it would be under the doormat. [1957-SCR]

Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church. Lucas and Lapointe shared the watch outside the Xavier Martons that night. Lucas said he'd have a sandwich in the bar opposite Montrouge church, and then Lapointe could relieve him.... M took a taxi there after the movie with Mme M. [1957-SCR]

Saint-Pierre de Montrouge Church. Monique Thouret's boyfriend, Albert Jorisse, lived with his parents on Avenue de Chântillon, opposite the church of Montrouge. Father worked for a wholesaler of fabrics in the Rue de Victoire. [1952-BAN]

Saint-Quentin. [industrial commune, N France, Aisne dept. pop. 1968: 64,196. on Somme River 25 mi. N of Laon]

Between Maubeuge and Saint-Quentin Pietr had gone to the toilet, where his twin was found shot with a 6-mm automatic.... The North Star, doing a steady 66 miles an hour, would now be somewhere between Saint-Quentin and Compiègne. [1929-30-LET]

At Saint-Quentin someone tried to get into the car with M and Edgar Martin, but it was locked. [1931-OMB]

Someone said the customs examination took place on the train, after Saint-Quentin. [1936-pei]

Carl Lipschitz had been in the regions just to the south of Amiens, where the first three crimes were committed. The fourth, a little further east, was towards Saint-Quentin. Lipschitz probably had a girl friend or acquaintance there. [1947-MOR]

Saint-Raphaël. [town, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 9,470. on the Riviera, about 18 mi. SW of Cannes.]

[town, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 9,470. on the Riviera, about 18 mi. SW of Cannes.town, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 9,470. on the Riviera about 18 mi. SW of Cannes.]

A lawyer came to the Octave Le Cloaguen's every year from Saint-Raphaël with the 200,000 francs. [1941-SIG]

Charlot had 50 fruit machines, from Marseilles to Saint-Raphael. [1949-AMI]

Saint-Régis. Hotel Saint-Régis, M repeated four or five times to the cab driver before he could make himself understood. [1946-NEW]

Saint-Roch, Rue. [Paris. 1er, Louvre. from Rue de Rivoli to Avenue de l'Opéra]

Xavier Marton's dentist was in the Rue Saint-Roch, near the Louvre. [1957-SCR]

Saint-Sauveur. Ginette Meurant's maiden name was Ginette Chenault. She was 27, born at Saint-Sauveur in the Nièvre. [1959-ASS]

Léonard Planchon's wife, Renée Planchon, came from Saint-Sauveur, near Fontenay-le-Comte in the Vendée, Léonard Planchon's mother's town. [1962-CLI]

Saint-Sauveur-en-Bourbonnais. Prince Hubert de V-- lived in the Rue de Varenne in Paris, in autumn at his château at Saint-Sauveur-en-Bourbonnais. [1960-VIE]

Saint-Sauveur, Rue. Marcelle Maillant's mother lived at Rue Saint-Sauveur in Nice, on a private income in a comfortable apartment. [1963-FAN]

Saint-Simon. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]

Saint-Simon, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Boulevard Saint-Germain to Rue de Grenelle]

There was a second exit to the house, which led into the Rue de Saint-Simon. [1972-CHA]

Saints-Pères, Rue des. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Quai Malaquais to Rue de Sèvres]

Jean Ramuel worked as a bookkeeper at the Atoum Bank. After it crashed, Atoum started a carpet business on Rue des Saints-Pères. [1939-MAJ]

On May 3, in the Café des Ministères, on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue des Saints-Pères, a customer, Raymond Auger, stayed for 16 hours. [1946-obs]

M had Lapointe go to the National School of Civil EngineeringNational , in the Rue des #Saints-Pères. He used to lunch in a small restaurant almost opposite it. Told him to find out about Jules Piquemal.... Piquemal lunched in a Norman restaurant on the Rue des Saints-Pères, close to the school. [1954-MIN]

Gilbert Négrel, a bachelor, lived in rooms in the Rue des Saints-Pères.... At the corner of the Rue des Saints-Pères M stopped, for he saw young Lapointe a hundred yards away, smoking a cigarette. [1956-AMU]

Saint-Sulpice, Place. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. at Rue Bonaparte]

Antoinette Ollivier, Germaine Gouin's sister, worked in the municipal library in the Place Saint-Sulpice, for some reason the Paris square M liked the least. [1953-TRO]

Saint-Thibaut. A workman told M that he was on the road to Saint-Thibaut when he saw M. Clément (Émile Gallet), quarreling with a young man. Later saw the young man again in the square by the Hôtel du Commerce. Tall, thin, long face, glasses.... Éléonore Boursang, Henri Gallet's mistress, had been on holiday staying at the Pension Germain boarding house on the road from Sancerre to Saint-Thibaut…. Tiburce de Saint-Hillaire's previous gardener lived on the Saint-Thibaut road, kept a bar. Told M that Émile Gallet had been coming for 15 years. [1930-GAL]

Saint-Trop'. The Saint-Trop' was a little lower down, in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.... M had known the night-club under another name, when most of the clients had been ladies in dinner jackets. [1962-COL]

Saint-Tropez. [commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1962: 5,689. on the Bay of St. Tropez, SSW of Fréjus; noted seaside resort.]

Marcellin tied up his boat at Giens, Saint-Tropez or Le Lavandou when he left Porquerolles. [1949-AMI]

Éveline Jave had told her nurse she'd be spending the day with a friend in Saint-Tropez. [1956-AMU]

Jef Van Meulen, of the chemical products firm, bowling in one of the squares of Saint-Tropez. [1957-VOY]

M was never altogether at ease with the aura of opulence of sets that went off in droves in the summer to Cannes or Saint-Tropez. [1969-VIN]

Sainval, Jacques. Véronique Lachaume's boyfriend was called Jacques Sainval, 44, 23 Rue de Ponthieu. His real name was Arthur Baquet, too plain for an advertising man. He handled film advertising, so he frequented Fouquet's, Maxim's, the Élysée Club... [1958-TEM]

Salazar. Mme Salazar was the concierge of Frans Steuvels' building. [1949-MME]

sales. see Simenon / Maigret sales by Daniel X A Gindraux

Salle Wagram. In the Salle Wagram they said they'd never heard of Dédé. [1948-PRE]

Salon des Peintres-Médecins. M learned that Dr. Larue entered exhibits every year in the Salon des Peintres-Médecins. [1961-BRA]

Salvage Branch. Depoil called Salvage Branch to notify them of the find of the man's arm. [1955-COR]

Salvation Army. Lucas had called in the Victor Gaillard had taken a bed at the Salvation Army. [1931-GUI]

Polyte gave off a smell which recalled that of the Salvation Army. [1947-VAC]

The misery of the poor quarters of Paris, of the little bistros around the Porte d'Italie or Saint-Ouen, the filthy wretchedness of the Zone and the more decent wretchedness of Montmartre or Père-Lachaise were all familiar to him. The bottom-line misery of the piers, too, of Place Maubert or the Salvation Army. [1949-CHE]

Christmas Eve Paul Martin had eaten on the Salvation Army barge. Around 11:00 he went to the Latin Quarter and worked as a door-keeper at a nightclub. Was picked up drunk about a hundred yards from Place Maubert around 4:00 am. [1950-noe]

Émile Lentin, Jeanne Fumal's brother; his wife worked in a factory in Limoges. Mme Fumal said they might find him at the Salvation Army doss-house. [1956-ECH]

Toto said he saw Marcel Vivien occasionally at the Salvation Army shelter. [1971-SEU]

Samaritaine. Behind the windows, vans of the Samaritaine went by, bright yellow in the sun. Long trams followed, ringing their bells. [1934-MAI]

It was scarcely two years before. He had been on street duty, especially to catch pickpockets in the métro. It had happened just opposite the Samaritaine. Going up the steps of the métro, the man in front of him, in a bowler, neatly slit the handle of an old lady's reticule. M leapt on him and seized the bag, black velvet. The man shouted "Help, thief!", the crowd attacked M, and the pickpocket went on his way. [1948-PRE]

Sambois. Working with Moers on the investigation of Chez Calas, had found a couple of bottles of bleach in the courtyard. [1955-COR]

Samois. Émile Ducrau invited M to lunch at his country house at Samois. [1933-ECL]

Arthur Nicoud lived in Samois. [1954-MIN]

Samuel Meyer. see: Meyer, Samuel

Sanary. [commune, SE France, Var dept. pop. 1997: 14,730. Sanary-sur-mer. The name derives from St. Nazaire, who is venerated in the local church. The little port of Sanary, known to German painters in the 1920s, became a refuge for many intellectuals who fled from Hitler's regime in the '30s.]

Le Grand Marcel had left early that morning by car for Sanary, where Pepito Giovanni, the elder of the Giovanni brothers lived... M and Marella drove through La Seyne-sur-Mer in Marella's car, and were soon in sight of Sanary Point. [1970-FOL]
 

Sancerre. [town, C France, Cher dept. pop. 1990: 2,059. on a hilltop overlooking the Loire River, about 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Bourges.]

M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre.... Éléonore Boursang, Henri Gallet's mistress, had been on holiday staying at the Pension Germain boarding house on the road from Sancerre to Saint-Thibaut. [1930-GAL]

M asked if the wine was from Sancerre. The proprieter (Aline Calas) replied that it was from a little village near Poitiers, which accounted for the slight flinty tang. She said her husband had gone there to get more, didn't answer when asked where she was from. [1955-COR]

Fernand Barillard offered M some Sancerre wine. [1965-PAT]

M noticed a bistro on a little side street leading to the Quai, with a pleasantly old-fashioned air. The patron said his wine came from Sancerre, where he was from. [1968-ENF]

Oscar Chabut had offered to buy his father a place in Sancerre, not far from where he was born, but he refused. [1969-VIN]

The Chief of Police, Sancerre, told M. that Clémentine Michou, who had been Nina Lassave's concierge, and retired and returned to her home village near Sancerre, where one of hers sons had a vineyard, had died. [1971-SEU]

Sancho. The doorman of the Sancho, across the street from the Pélican, had seen the proprietor of the Pélican make a phone call from the café on the corner while M was there, and soon after a taxi pulled up and no on got out. [1942-FEL]

Sandeau, Jules. [Jules Sandeau, in full, Léonard-Sylvain-Julien-Sandeau, born Aubusson, France, 1811, died Paris, 1883. Prolific French novelist who is best remembered for his collaborations with more famous writers. Was one of George Sand's lovers, and collaborated with her on the novel Rose et Blanche (1831).]
Before Stendahl Hélène Lange had read all Chateaubriand, Alfred de Vigny, Jules Sandeau, Benjamin Constant, Musset and George Sand. [1967-VIC]

Sand, George. [George Sand, pseudonym of Amandine-Aurore-Lucile (Lucie) Dudevant, original surname Dupin, born Paris, 1804, died Nohant, 1876. French Romantic writer, noted both for her so-called rustic novels and her numerous love affairs.]
Before Stendahl Hélène Lange had read all Chateaubriand, Alfred de Vigny, Jules Sandeau, Benjamin Constant, Musset and George Sand. ." She read the letters of Musset and George Sand over and over. [1967-VIC]

San Francisco. Mortimer-Levingston was born on a farm in Ohio, began his career selling bootlaces in San Francisco. [1929-30-LET]

John Donley, one of the aliases of Hans Ziegler. He was found in London as John Donley, a native of San Francisco. [1954-JEU]

The American criminogist told M that he himself had been in San Francisco, and hadn't been able to meet M when he was in the US. [1957-SCR]

Pierre at the Ritz told M Ed Gollan was from San Francisco, came to Paris 3-4 times a year. [1963-FAN]

San Quentin. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]

San Remo. The Commodore was currently in the villa he had built in San Remo. [1937-38-not]

Sans-Gêne. Louis said he recognized the owner of the Sans-Gêne and his wife. [1971-IND]

Santé. [Originally located in open countryside, the prison is now inside a quiet and central left bank neighborhood. Under the direction of Baron Haussmann, Charles Marville photographed La Santé in the early days of the 1860s.]

Pepito Moretto, in Santé prison, knew that his life was doomed. [1929-30-LET]

Somewhere in Santé prison a clock struck two. Joseph Heurtin, Number 11, was sitting on his bed. [1930-31-TET]

M told Carl Anderson that if he tried to run away he'd wind up in Santé prison. [1931-NUI]

When M reached the Santé he found the policeman on guard gazing at a cat. [1931-GUI]

Bonneau told M he'd had Prosper Donge sent to Santé prison. [1939-MAJ]

M had Charles Dandurand arrested, and told him he'd be held at Santé. [1940-CEC]

Then Jeanne Grosbois moved to Béziers, where she didn't hid the fact that her man was doing time in Santé. [1942-FEL]

M said that if Maria was fit to be moved she'd probably be transferred that evening to La Santé. [1947-MOR]

Frans Steuvels was being held in Santé prison. [1949-MME]

M had asked Bodard, of the Financial Section, to summon the man the papers were talking about every day, Max Bernat, a central figure in the latest financial scandal, from the Santé. [1955-TEN]

Adrien Josset was being kept in Santé prison. [1959-CON]

After an initial stay in Santé prison, Honoré Cuendet had spent a little more than a year at Fresnes. [1961-PAR]

No doubt Léon Florentin would try his best to be allowed to serve his sentence in La Santé prison infirmary. [1968-ENF]

All four of the suspected villa burglars were in the Santé, in separate cells. [1969-TUE]

M told Louis Mahossier he would probably be detained in the Santé until the preliminary stages of the proceedings were completed. Later he would probably be moved to Fresnes prison until the trial. [1971-SEU]

Santiago. Picture post-cards, all equally banal whether from Saigon or Santiago - All the best from Henry - Cheerio, Eugène. [1932-POR]

Santoni. Santoni, a Corsican, who was new to the Crime Squad, having spent ten years first in the gaming squad and the vice squad, answered the phone. ... M had never before worked on a case with Santoni. In the little black police car, he was conscious of the powerful smell from the Inspector, a little man who wore high-heeled shoes, used hair oil, and had a big yellow diamond ring, probably paste. [1952-BAN]

A little later M saw Santoni, Lapointe and Bonfils emerge. Lapointe and Santoni went off towards the Pont Saint-Michel, Bonfils toward the Pont-Neuf. [1956-AMU]

Santoni, Marco. At the Roméo that night had been the wedding of Marco Santoni, representative in France of a well-known Italian vermouth, and Jeanine Armenieu of Paris. [1954-JEU]

Saône. [River, E France, 298 mi. long. Rises in Vosges dept., NE France, flows SSW into Rhone river at Lyons. navigable for 233 mi.]

At the far end of the canal, beyond the Langres plateau, the Saône, Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Lyon... [1930-PRO]

Sardine. Maurice Marcia had been the proprieter of the Sardine, a truly Parisian restaurant on the Rue Fontaine. [1971-IND]

Sarkistian. Sarkistian, aka Schwartz, aka Levine, wanted by authorities in three countries, was arrested in a village near Orléans. [1949-MME]

Sarrat. Typo (error) for Sarret in English edition. [1950-MEM]

Sarret. In the space of half a century, there hadn't been more than a score of sensational cases, including the Bonnot case, the Mestorino case, the Landru case, the [Sarrat] case, and a few others.... [1950-MEM]

Sarry. The lock-keeper at Sarry said his dog had barked during the night. Thought the Providence had spent the night at Pogny. [1930-PRO]

Sasha Vorontsow. see: Vorontsow, Sasha

Sass & Lapinsky. Jewelry factory on the 2nd floor above Frans Steuvels' studio. Employed about 20 girls and 4 or 5 men. [1949-MME]

Satan. Ernest Malik's Great Danes were called Satan and Lionne. [1945-FAC]

Saturday caller. Léonard Planchon was nicknamed the 'Saturday caller' at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1962-CLI]

Saudi Arabia. The huge American was wearing cowboy boots, probably from Texas or Arizona. The bartender said he owned oil wells, was leaving tomorrow for Cairo and Saudi Arabia. [1957-VOY]

Saud, King. Twenty member's of King Saud's family were living at the Lausanne-Palace. And delegates to UNESCO, etc. [1957-VOY]

Sauer, Henri. Five years later, a passenger-carrying cargo boat arrived at Cherbourg from Panama. A third-class passenger, who said he was Henri Sauer, was Victor Ricou. [1956-ECH]

Sauget, Angèle. Angèle Sauget, the concierge at Avenue Junot, attractive, about 45, pleasing figure. The tenants called her Angèle.... Said there were no private phones in the apartments. Two of the tenants had been on the waiting list for one for over a year. [1963-FAN]

Sauget, Raoul. Raoul Sauget was Angèle Sauget's husband, much older than she, a night porter at the Palace Hôtel on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. [1963-FAN]

Saugier. The third member of the Motorcycle Gang, Saugier, known as "Squib", wept and denied all knowledge. [1963-FAN]

Saules, Rue des. [Paris. 18e, Butte-Montmartre. from Rue Norvins to Rue Marcadet]

[Orléans] M found the girl he'd bumped into on the stairs, Céline Germain, 19, Rue des Saules, Orléans. [1937-38-eto]

René Tortu lived in an apartment on the Rue des Saules. [1968-HES]

Saumur. [industrial commune, W France, Maine-et-Loire dept. pop. 1968: 21,551. on the Loire River, 28 mi. SE of Angers.]

M had come to Nemours the previous evening on a matter of minor importance that had to be settled with Captain Pillement of the gendarmerie, who had been trained at the artillery school in Saumur. [1937-38-noy]

Philippe de Moricourt's mother lived at Saumur. [1949-AMI]

Julien Chabot spoke with a police Lieutenant on the phone. Told M he'd graduated from Saumur. [1953-PEU]

Prince Hubert de V-- had once been a staff officer at the cavalry school of Saumur. Every morning he rode in the Bois de Boulogne. Last week he'd been thrown from his horse, died at 80. [1960-VIE]

Saussaies, Rue de. The Criminal Investigation Department told M to go ahead with the investigation. Someone from the Rue de Saussaies would arrive later in the day. [1937-38-noy]

Saussaies, Rue des. [Paris. 8e, Élycée. from Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré to Rue Cambacérès]

Germain Cageot paid regular visits to the Quai des Orfèvres and Rue des Saussaies. [1934-MAI]

Mme M called the Rue des Saussaies, 00-90, to get Colombani for M. [1947-MOR]

Georges Simenon said that while M had been working for the Rue des Saussaies, not the Quai des Orfèvres at the time of [The Late Monsieur Gallet] [GAL], it wasn't necessary to bother the reader with such details.... M admitted that the Rue des Saussaies men, directly answerable to the Ministry of the Interior, are led more or less inevitably to deal with political problems. [1950-MEM]

M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]

Criminal Investigation Department had its offices in the Rue des #Saussaies. [1954-MIN]

There had been an incident in the Sûreté Générale, of the Rue des Saussaies... [1957-SCR]

M called Nice to speak with Superintendent Bastiani at the Department of Criminal Investigation. Asked him to check on Marcelle Maillant, Mirella Jonker, and if he'd known Lognon when he was at the Rue des Saussaies. He remembered "Inspector Grumpy". [1963-FAN]

There was a little dark restaurant on the Rue de Miromesnil, Au Petit Chaudron, a relic of former days. Some of the older inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went there regularly.... Lamure had worked on Rue des Saussaies for many years, a former inspector of Criminal Investigation, so he recognized M. [1968-HES]

It was the domain of the Criminal Investigation Department on the Rue des Saussaies. M and Superintendent Grosjean met in "the factory' as the enormous buildings in the Rue des Saussaies were called by the men of the Criminal Police. [1969-TUE]

Sauvage, Rue du. François Keller had married the Merville's daughter, lived in the Rue du Sauvage in Mulhouse. [1962-CLO]

Sauvegrain. The third man at Joseph Mascoulin's table in the Filet de Sole was Sauvegrain, Arthur Nicoud's brother-in-law and associate. Had an office in the Avenue de la République, not far from Nicoud's. [1954-MIN]

Sauveur. Joséphine Papet's nearest neighbor Mme. Sauveur was an elderly woman, very pleasant, well-groomed. [1968-ENF]

Savile Row. On the stroke of 8 Pietr came out of his room, in a dinner jacket whose classic lines bore the mark of Savile Row. [1929-30-LET]

Saving-your-Presence. Mme. What M called Mme. Benoît, the concierge at Cécile Pardon's building. Told M about the tenants. Widow, husband had worked on the railroad. [1940-CEC]

Savoie. [dept, E France pop. 1968: 288,921.]

That summer they decided to visit Savoie. [1938-ceu]

When Ginette developed TB, M got her into a sanatorium at Savoie while Marcellin was in prison at Fresnes. [1949-AMI]

Savoie, Hotel de. see: Hotel de Savoie

Savoy. Hotel, London. Inspector Pyke reserved M. a room at the Savoy, 604, opposite Jeanne Debul, who was in 605. The vast lobby overlooked the Thames. A big dining room on one side, which adjoined the lobby and had bay windows overlooking the Thames. Alain Lagrange stole the skeleton keys from a cleaning lady to get into Jeanne Debul's room, where M found him. [1952-REV]

In London Hans Ziegler had stayed at the Savoy. [1954-JEU]

Presumably Aldo de Rocca too stayed at the Hôtel George-V or the Ritz in Paris, the Savoy in London, the Carlton in Cannes, the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo. [1957-VOY]

Savoy. [(Savoie) Historical region of SE France and NW Italy, of varying limits, now chiefly in French depts. of Haute-Savoie and Savoie; chief city, Chambéry.]

Éveline Schneider and Honoré Cuendet had once gone to Dieppe for a few days, once to Savoy, another time a bus trip to Nice and along the Riviera. [1961-PAR]

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Scala. Machère said Gérard Piedboeuf was at the Scala, the cinema. [1932-FLA]

Scandinavia. M thought about men like Samuel Meyer. You'd find them as barmen in Scandinavia, gangsters in America, head-waiters in Germany, or wholesalers in Northern Africa. [1932-FOU]

Scandinavian. Mrs. Kirby and Edna Reichberg were listening to a young Scandinavian who was telling an amusing story. [1930-31-TET]

Some traces had been found of a fishy substance used as sardine bait on the northern coast of Norway. Was he a Scandinavian? [1932-POR]

The man Janvier had followed, [Stephan Strevzki], and whom they'd follow for the next 5 days, looked like a Scandinavian or a Slav. [1939-hom]

Elias Hansen of the Southern Pacific, whose job was to investigate accidents, took the stand. He was certainly of Scandinavian origin. [1949-CHE]

Victor Lamotte was a winegrower, exporting mainly to Germany and Scandinavian countries. [1968-ENF]

The Scandinavian furniture in Antoine Batille's room was harmonious. [1969-TUE]

Billy Louette had picked up Hilda at the Bongo the night before. Scandinavian - Danish or Swedish - 22, her father a bigshot in the Civil Service. [1970-FOL]

Scapucci. Falconi and Scapucci were two regulars at the Eucalyptus, two men with records who cropped up periodically around Pigalle. [1959-ASS]

Scarface. Marella warned Le Grand Marcel: Yesterday you went to see Handsome Maria. Don't you know she's Scarface's girl? Scarface had just been arrested by Marella on a drug-trafficking charge. [1970-FOL]

Scharrachbergheim. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]

Scheffer. Mme. Lauer wrote that Philippe Lauer was spending time near the Scheffer's house, and it might end up in a wedding. [1934-MAI]

Schmider, Hans. Hans Schmider, one of the sheriff's men, testified on the tire tracks at the scene. One was an old Dunlop, not like Ward's. [1949-CHE]

Schneider, Éveline. At the fourth house the concierge, bandaging her husband Désiré's hand, which he'd cut taking out the dustbins, recognized Honoré Cuendet's picture, and said his girlfriend, Éveline Schneider, 44, lived on the 5th floor right, for the past 12 years. She was Alsatian, born in Strasbourg. [1961-PAR]

Schöller. M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. A Kurt from Scharrachbergheim first, under Napoleon, founded the tradition of Bridges and Highways. [1950-MEM]

School of Hairdressing and Manicure. In the Rue Saint-Denis, mezzanine, where Marcel Vivien got his haircuts. The proprieter was M. Joseph. [1971-SEU]

School of Librarianship. Émile Ducrau's son was in the School of Librarianship. [1933-ECL]

School of Mining. Germaine Gouin's sister, Antoinette Ollivier, unmarried, lived in the Boulevard Saint-Michel, opposite the School of Mining. [1953-TRO]

Schrameck, Jef. Jef Schrameck was also known as Fred the Clown, and "the acrobat". Born at Riquewihr, Upper Rhine. 63. 15 years or more earlier, not far from Boulevard Saint-Martin, somewhere between Rue de Richelieu and Rue Drouot, he had been spotted in a building, and led the police on an aerial chase, climbing buildings and rooftops, finally arrested in the Rue de la Grange-Batelière. He'd made his debut as a circus performer at an early age, appearing mainly in Germany and Alsace-Loraine. [1952-BAN]

Schwartz. Moss had told Frans Steuvels he was working with a man called Schwartz, known also as Levine at the Rue Lepic, rather fat, very dark.... aka Sarkistian, aka Levine, wanted by authorities in three countries, was arrested in a village near Orléans. [1949-MME]

The police told him the man in Panama who'd sold the passport was Schwartz, who really was born at Strasbourg. [1956-ECH]

A single woman, Mme. Schwartz, lived on the fifth floor. [1961-BRA]

Schweitzer. Mme. Keller thought François Keller had wanted to become a kind of Dr. Schweitzer, taking care of Negroes in the wilds. [1962-CLO]

Schwob, Maurice. Actual name of M. Harris. Started as a buyer in the lingerie dept. at the Grands Magasins du Louvre. 49... Lapointe saw him in the shop, the sort of man you meet around the Place Vendôme or the Champs-Élysées, who might just as easily be in cinema as in exports. Dark hair, touch of silver at the temples, clean-shaven face... Married to a former actress who was kept for a long time and had a lot of money. [1957-SCR]

Scotch. Everything was shrouded in Scotch mist, and Gérard Pardon had only just realized they were near the Place de la Bastille. [1940-CEC]

The child, Jos MacGill, had been put into the care of a Scotchwoman. They left the country to live in Canada, at Saint-Jerôme, where he was brought up. [1946-NEW]

Scotland. Valentine Besson and her husband traveled to Cannes and Nice, then London, Scotland, Turkey and Egypt. [1949-DAM]

Scotland Yard. M called Scotland Yard and asked them to pick up Stones. But he had left his hotel before they got there. [1929-30-LET]

A telegram from the Belgian police said that Isaac Goldberg was suspected of dealing in stolen jewels, and his trip to France coincided with a jewel robbery in London. They were awaiting a further report from Scotland Yard. [1931-NUI]

Mme M had long wanted to see England. M said he could look up his colleagues at Scotland Yard he'd worked with during the war during their two weeks in London. [1937-38-man]

Scotland Yard called with the information that the Commodore had not been seen in London for two years. But he had been in Holland, so M contacted Amsterdam, and was waiting for information from the Netherlands Police. [1946-mal]

Lapointe, who spoke English, was calling Scotland Yard to check on the Countess Panetti. Some else was checking with the Italians. [1949-MME]

Home base for Inspector Pyke, who was sent to observe M's methods. [1949-AMI]

Hadn't M acted the same way when Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard had come to visit France two years earlier? Had he often left Pyke at some terrace café, just like a checked umbrella? South Carolina. Just as it happens in cowboy films, M had actually been made a Deputy Sheriff of Tucson. It was the 9th or 10th time. He'd also been made one in 8 or 9 counties of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina, Texas, and the city of New Orleans. [1949-CHE]

M called Scotland Yard before leaving for London. Though he didn't reach Inspector Pyke, who he had entertained in France, at that hour, his message was relayed to him. [1952-REV]

A sergeant from the Yard had arrived, looking embarrassed. [1956-ECH]

At least once in his career M had been forced to work in front of a witness who followed his every move. A certain Inspector Pyke, from Scotland Yard, had obtained permission to follow one of M's cases, and seldom in his life had M felt so awkward. [1958-TEM]

M called Scotland Yard to check with Inspector Pyke, who'd become Chief Inspector Pyke. They'd met in France when Pyke had come to study M's methods. They'd met twice more after that in London, and become good friends. He'd heard of his promotion several months earlier.... Stanley Hobson had been arrested on a tip from Scotland Yard, in connection with jewel thefts in Antibes and Cannes. [1963-FAN]

In a single case, Scotland Yard questioned every single inhabitant of a town of about 200,000. [1967-VIC]

Scots. Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston's parents were Scots, emigrated to Florida when she was a child. [1929-30-LET]

Scott, Walter. [Sir Walter Scott, born Edinburgh, 1771, died Roxburgh, 1832. Scottish writer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel. Waverly Novels (1815-16), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Quentin Durward (1823).]
Maurice de Saint-Fiacre said the dinner seemed like a scene out of a Walter Scott novel. [1932-FIA]

Scribe, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Scribe

Scribe, Hôtel. see: Hôtel Scribe

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sea. see Maigret and the sea (Maigret et la mer) by Murielle Wenger

seal. M was in the throes of a harassing dream... he was something between a seal and a whale... stranded on the beach, and he had to reach the sea... [1932-FOU]

seasons. see Maigret in May (Maigret en mai...) by Murielle Wenger

Sébastien Naud. see: Naud, Sébastien

Sébastopol. M had been in the Vice Squad, known today as the Morals Squad. For only a few months. M had been in charge of the Sébastopol district, which, particularly in the Les Halles area, was frequented by the lowest class of women. [1950-MEM]

Sébastopol, Boulevard. [Paris. 1er, Louvre - 4e, Hotel-de-Ville. from Avenue Victoria to Boulevard Saint-Denis]

Charles Dandurand had been spotted loitering near the Porte Saint-Martin, Boulevard Sébastopol, and the Bastille. [1940-CEC]

The Prisunic where Francine Tremblet had worked was on the Rue Réuamur, just before the Boulevard Sébastopol, on the left. [1946-pau]

The jacket bore the label of a ready-to-wear shop in the Boulevard Sébastopol. [1947-MOR]

Fernande Steuvels had come to Paris as a domestic servant, and been on the streets for several years on the Boulevard Sébastopol. [1949-MME]

Loraine Martin had lived in the Rue Pernelle, off the Boulevard Sébastopol before her marriage. [1950-noe]

At 20 Fred Alfonsi had done his military service in the Batallions d'Afrique, since at that time he lived off a prostitute on Boulevard Sébastopol, and had already been arrested twice for assault and battery. [1950-PIC]

Julien Foucrier and Françoise Boursicault used to meet in a café on the Boulevard Sébastopol when her husband was at sea. [1951-MEU]

The proprieter at the café near Guillaume Serre's house told M his wife prefered to go to a dentist on Boulevard Sebastopol. [1951-GRA]

Monique Thouret's boyfriend, Albert Jorisse, was a salesman in a big bookshop on Boulevard Saint-Michel. Known each other about 4 months and met everyday at the same restaurant on Boulevard Sébastopol. [1952-BAN]

Priollet had said it was a skivvy who'd started picking up men along the Boulevard Sébastopol. A shopkeeper from Béziers had had his pocket picked and he'd given a good enough description to pick up Thérèse in a dancehall in the Rue de Lappe. [1953-ECO]

Aline, 22, had started on the sidewalks of the Boulevard Sébastopol at 16, and now resembled an elegant housewife. [1964-DEF]

Sébile. Mélanie Choichoi remembered a little red car going past the back entrance to the Sébile's, but not when. [1942-FEL]

Second Empire. The rooms were all furnished more or less in the massive style of the Second Empire. [1969-VIN]

Seconol. M gave Félicie two tablets to dissolve in water to help her sleep. Seconol [gardénal]. [1942-FEL]

Section Financière. see: Financial Section.

Section Financière. see: Financial Section

Seeteufel. Berthe Swaan said her husband was second officer on the Seeteufel of Bremen, owned by a German company, but fitted out by an American company for the "Rum Avenue run," smuggling whisky to the US. Several big companies were floated with American money, some registered in France, some in Holland or Germany. [1929-30-LET]

Segré. The court attendent came out and called for Detective-Sergeant Segré, of the 9th. [1959-ASS]

Seine. [River, N France, 482 mi. long; rises in Côte-d'Or dept., E France; flows NW through Paris and on into the English Channel near Le Havre; navigable for about 350 mi.]

see Maigret enters the Seine (Maigret entre en Seine) by Murielle Wenger

The mist over the Seine began to lift.... They got back to the Seine by way of the Place de la Concorde, and then he went along the Seine, all the way to Moulineaux [Issy-les-Moulineaux]. [1930-31-TET]

Mist had covered the Seine, the last tug had gone by, carrying green and red lights and towing three barges. [1931-NUI]

An almost treacly sunshine oozing through the peaceful streets on the left bank of the Seine. [1931-GUI]

1,000-franc notes had been found floating in the Seine at the Bougival lock the day after Raymond Couchet's murder. [1931-OMB]

Machère had received notice that Germaine Piedboeuf's body had been found in the Seine at Huy, about 70 or 75 miles away. [1932-FLA]

The lock-gates opened. The steamer glided into a canal nearly as wide as the Seine at Paris. [1932-POR]

A bright blue signboard with a picture of a steamboat proclaimed: Au Rendez-Vous des Aigles! Pilotage de la Marne et de la Haute Seine. There was a café on the right.... Émile Ducrau's country house at Samois stood on the Seine, with only the towing path between. [1933-ECL]

All the way to the Rue Fontaine M retained a vision of the Seine flowing in a fine blue and gold mist.... The slow-running Seine sparkled with light. [1934-MAI]

A branch of the Seine flowed sullenly round the deserted Île de Puteaux, with its thickets and tall poplars and patches of waste ground. [1936-lun]

It was easy to picture the banks of the Seine at night, below the lock. [1936-pen]

M was too close to the Place des Vosges to take a taxi, so he walked along the Seine. At the fruiters in the Rue des Tournelles he caught sight of Mme M in animated conversation. [1937-38-amo]

The inn-keeper said unless the bodies were wedged in the car they'd float as far as the Seine. [1937-38-noy]

Michael Ozep said he'd jumped off the Pont d'Austerlitz into the Seine to kill himself, but the police from the River Squad pulled him out. [1937-38-sta]

M said if he knew the jurymen of the Seine district, Lucienne Jouffroy would be acquitted. [1937-38-eto]

Janvier said his man [Stephan Strevzki] had thrown something into the Seine as they crossed a bridge. [1939-hom]

The windows were open onto the Seine, for it was a splendid June.... M asked if Coudray weren't at the edge of the Seine, a little beyond Corbeil. He knew the area vaguely, for a few years ago he was involved with a murder at the lock at La Citanguette.... The Seine, very broad, descended sluggishly between two wooded hills and made a large loop. [1942-men]

A few miles from Paris M had diverged from the route along the Seine. At Poissy he'd climbed the hill, and suddenly, surrounded by real fields and orchards, was this little isolated community, Jeanneville Estate.... The dance hall where Félicie spent her Sundays was a wooden building overlooking the Seine. The proprietor was an Indian in a sweater who M recognized [Fernand] - he'd been a fairground wrestler and had gotten into trouble with the police. [1942-FEL]

Outside the boundaries of Paris, in the Charenton district, the embankment still bore the name Quai de Bercy. But there were no more trees. Factory chimneys on the other side of the Seine, and on this side warehouses and suburban villas. [1945-pip]

Orsenne was not a station, merely a halt where a few trains deigned to stop. Through parkland trees you could see the roofs of a few villas, and beyond them the Seine, broad and majestic. [1945-FAC]

There was a slight haze, like shining steam over the Seine, where strings of boats were sailing past. [1946-pau]

Michael O'Brien remembered M's office, with the windows looking out over the Seine. [1946-NEW]

The cool sound of lapping water came from the nearby Seine, and cars were gliding noiselessly from the Rue Royale towards the Champs-Élysées. The luminous sign of Maxim's glowed red in the night. Place de la Concorde.... M looked out the window, where on the other bank of the Seine, where the Quai des Grands-Augustins formed an approach ramp to the Pont Saint-Michel, he could see the narrow front of a homely bistro, into which he'd occasionally gone for a glass of wine. [1947-MOR]

Perhaps they intended to drive him to a more out of the way site, by the banks of the Seine or the Saint-Martin Canal... They stopped at a little riverside inn by the Seine, where Gustave brought them a friture of gudgeon, followed by a coq au vin with beaujolais.... M was in the big Chief's office, the windows open onto the Seine. Tugs, pulling their strings of barges, sounding their hooters before passing under the bridge, lowering their funnels... [1948-PRE]

Once a week in summer, once a fortnight in winter, on Monday afternoons, Fernande Steuvals did her laundry on a laundry boat in the Seine, at Place du Vert-Galant, just below Pont-Neuf. [1949-MME]

M looked at the Seine through a curtain of rain and thought of the Mediterranean sun. [1949-AMI]

Julien Sudre's office was in the Rue Saint-Antoine. He painted on the banks of the Seine on Sundays, and they had a canoe near Corbeil. [1949-DAM]

Georges Simenon said he knew quite well that the Police Judiciaire, part of the Paris Police Headquarters, could only operate withing the limits of Paris, and, in certain cases, the Department of the Seine.... Jacquemain walked with him to the Palais de Justice, the Police Judiciaire, and that night, walking up and down the Seine, talked about his job as a police inspector. [1950-MEM]

Alfred Jussiaume rode as far as the Seine and threw his bike in. [1951-GRA]

As on every morning, at about 9:15 in the office of the Director of the Police Judiciaire, there was the department heads meeting. The windows looked out on a dirty-colored Seine, and the Pont Saint-Michel was windswept. [1953-TRO]

A light, goldish-blue haze was drifting up from the Seine. [1953-ECO]

During the morning meeting M idly contemplated the Seine and the passers-by on the Pont-Michel. M mentioned to Eugène Benoît that since they were outside of the Seine department he was outside his authority, but he handcuffed him anyway. [1954-MIN]

Why had they dumped her [Louise Laboine's] body there when they could just as easily have dumped her in the Seine? [1954-JEU]

The Jules Naud brothers had a load to deliver to the Quai de l'Arsenal. It was a couple of miles downstream, between the Bastille and Seine. They'd be there for almost a week unloading. [1955-COR]

The taxis and buses on the Pont Saint-Michel were going more slowly than usual... one half expected to see steam rising from the Seine.... Marcel Moncin said he'd given the suit with the cigarette burn to a tramp on the Seine. [1955-TEN]

A call came in from the Puteaux Police Station. Roger Gaillardin was dead, had apparently shot himself on the bank of the Seine. [1956-ECH]

Had the murderer planned to throw the body in the Seine, or some wood on the outskirts of Paris?... They followed the Seine, in the direction of the forest of Fontainebleau. Shortly after Corbeil, M remembered an inn, at Morsang, where he had stayed during one of his cases. By the edge of the Seine, setting eel-traps, M recognized the inn-keeper.... They sat down on a bench on the Quai de Bercy, set facing away from the Seine, looking towards a townscape of wine warehouses. [1956-AMU]

After crossing the bridge they had to go way round before getting back to the Seine, opposite Charenton, because of the one-way streets. On the other side they could see the Halle aux Vins.... M paused for a moment to look out at the cruel grey Seine, the black ants going to and fro across the Pont Saint-Michel. [1958-TEM]

M was standing in front of the window, gazing vaguely at the Seine. [1959-ASS]

In 25 years the Seine had not changed, neither the boats nor the anglers. [1960-VIE]

Aristide Fumel had used to rush to the morgue every time a body was fished out of the Seine.... In Honoré Cuendet's bookcase was a red-bound, battered copy of the Penal Code, which he must have bought from one of the second-hand book dealers along the Seine or up the Boulevard Saint-Michel, a volume of Zola and one of Tolstoy, and a much-tumbed plan of Paris. [1961-PAR]

Big Torrence was planted before the window, looking at the boats in the Seine. [1961-BRA]

Crossing the iron foot-bridge, they had reached the Île Saint-Louis. Lapointe observed that the Seine was still high, as they had a month of rain.... Jef van Houtte said he'd heard a splash, as if someone were falling into the Seine, and seen two men running towards a red Peugeot 403. [1962-CLO]

When Lucas said they'd found Émile Boulay dead he asked, "In Montmartre, in the Seine?"... M called home and asked his wife for the time of the trains to Morsang. It was on the banks of the Seine, a few miles upstream from Corbeil.... M stood looking at the boats gliding along the Seine, the passers-by swarming like ants on the Pont Saint-Michel, as Lucas told him that Jean-Charles Gaillard had hanged himself in his cell. [1962-COL]

It was unlikely Marinette Augier could have gone to the sea, but there were plenty of places on the Seine, the Marne or the Oise she could have gone.... Janvier had Lourtie, Jamin and Lagrume out checking the possible places Marinette Augier might be, one in each district, though all were outside of the Seine district... The view from one side of Mirella Jonker's studio was of rooftops stretching as far as Saint-Ouen. On the other side the sails of the Moulin de la Galette, with almost the whole of Paris in the background, the Champs-Élysées, the Seine... [1963-FAN]

There was always an angler on the Seine by the Pont au Change. [1965-PAT]

The Seine was dark green, full of blocks of ice drifting slowly along the surface of the water. [1966-NAH]

François Ricain said he'd thrown his gun into the Seine, just below the Pont de Bir-Hakeim.... They followed the riverbank as far as the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, M silently contemplating the Seine. [1966-VOL]

Léon Florentin started off towards the Pont-Neuf, walked along the Quai de la Mégisserie, and suddenly jumped up on the parapet and into the Seine. [1968-ENF]

Strings of barges glided slowly along the grey Seine, and the tugs lowered their funnels as the passed under the Pont Saint-Michel.... The only suicide that day had been an old woman who'd asphyxiated herself, out by the Porte d'Orléans. And a man had thrown himself into the Seine, but been saved. [1969-TUE]

Oscar Chabut's barges were seen on the Seine, Vin des Moines on the sides in huge letters. [1969-VIN]

At the Brasserie Dauphine, M had his seat by the window, from which he could watch the Seine.... M said the gun used was probably now at the bottom of the Seine. [1971-IND]

Gérard Sabin-Levesque's body had been found in the Seine. [1972-CHA]

Seine, Boulevard de la. [Neuilly] No. 47b was at the corner of the Boulevard de la Seine and the Rue Maxine-Baès. [1936-lun]

Seine-et-Marne. [dept, N France pop. 1968: 604,340.]

M received a telegram from Nevers that Émile Gallet, commercial traveler from Saint-Fargeau, Seine-et-Marne, had been murdered the night of the 25th-26th in the Hôtel de la Loire, Sancerre. [1930-GAL]

moved to Nandy in Seine-et-Marne, where they had an inn. When Joseph Heurtin was 6, his sister Odette Heurtin was born. [1930-31-TET]

Lapointe called from the Gare de l'Est. Gaston Meurant had bought a ticket for Chelles, in the Seine-et-Marne. [1959-ASS]

Seine-et-Oise. [Former dept. of France, abolished Jan. 1, 1968.]

[Former dept. of France, abolished Jan. 1, 1968.Former dept. of France, officially abolished Jan. 1, 1968.]

Ernest Michoux's father had been a small manufacturer in Seine-et-Oise. [1931-JAU]

That was the second time the alarm had been given to the gendarmeries of Seine-et-Oise. [1931-GUI]

A car drew up with Seine-et-Oise number-plates. It was Berthe Decharme, Émile Ducrau's daughter, and her husband. [1933-ECL]

M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]

As they were in Seine-et-Oise, M had no authority. It would be up to the Versailles police to get a warrant to question the Fleming. [1962-CLO]

Seine-Inférieure. [dept, N France pop. 1968: 1,113,977. Former name of Seine-Maritime dept.]

The Chief had received a call from the Minister. Charles Besson, who lived at Fécamp, was elected Deputy for the Seine-Inférieure two years ago. His step-mother, Valentine Besson, lived at Étretat. [1949-DAM]

Seineport. On the other side of Corbeil they took a low-lying narrow road and finally came to Marcel Basso's villa, Mon Loisir, overlooking a stretch of the river between Morsang and Seineport.... The taxi driver told M there was the Vieux Garçon in Morsang, and Chez Marins in Seineport. [1931-GUI]

Eugène Benoît had a fishing cabin outside of Seineport, about 10 miles away. M remembered an inquiry long ago... A little above Corbeil, near a sluice gate. A small village on the Seine. M remembered a small café on the square at Seineport where they could ask. [1954-MIN]

Martine Chapuis said her parents had a little house at Seineport where they spent weekends. [1956-AMU]

Seine-Port. At the other end of the reach from Le Coudray was the lock at La Citanguette, 8 km higher upstream. The villages of Morsang and Seine-Port were on the opposite bank, a longish way off. [1936-pen]

Émile Blaise must have gone round the bend towards Seine-Port, because there was no sight of his boat all afternoon. [1941-SIG]

The call informing M that Bernadette Amorelle had called to see her solicitor, Maître Ballu, had come from Seine-Port, just 5 kilometers from Orsenne. It was from a woman, probably a servant, between 25 and 30. [1945-FAC]

Seine, Rue de. [Paris. 6e, Luxembourg. from Rue Saint-Sulpice to Quai Malaquais]

A waiter in a café on the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Seine had seen Maurice Tremblet there playing billiards with a man named Théodore Ballard. [1946-pau]

Jef de Greef, arriving in Paris, had held an exhibition in a small room on the Rue de Seine. (near Philippe de Moricourt's furnished room in the Rue Jacob). [1949-AMI]

Bonfils had gone to see Alain Mazeron in his antique shop. Mazeron had gone to the Rue Drouot to an auction, include some weapons of the Napoleonic period, then a restaurant on the Rue de Seine. [1960-VIE]

Nicole Prieur said she'd gone down Rue de Seine on her way home, and stopped in Chez Désiré, an old-fashioned bistro with a tin bar, to make a call. M had met her there later.... M took a taxi to Rue de Seine and returned to Chez Désiré. [1964-DEF]

Select. At the corner of the Rue de Berry M heard a whistle from Dufour. He told M Anna Gorskin was in the Select.... Anna Gorskin had walked out of the Select, into No. 52, a dress shop. Had simply walked though the building, which had another entrance at Rue de Berry, and lost Dufour. [1929-30-LET]

Nine Moinard was supposed to have met Raymond Couchet at the Select at 8:00 the night he was murdered.... Roger Couchet told M he had been at the Select at 8:00 the night before, when Couchet was killed.... M went to the Select at apéritif time, and sat not far from the American bar, where the talk was about racing. He showed the Roger's picture and asked if he'd seen him. [1931-OMB]

Adrien Josset said the bar he was at on the Champs-Élysées, near the Étoile, was the Select. Jean, the barman there, had known him for years. [1959-CON]

Sellier, Julien. Léonie Birard had a niece who'd married Julien Sellier, the ironmonger and village policeman.... The doctor said Julien Sellier had came as an apprentice from Waifs and Strays. [1953-ECO]

Sellier, Marcel. Marcel Sellier was the boy who claimed to have seen Joseph Gastin coming out of the tool shed during the break. [1953-ECO]

Semiramus. Boxer Jo remembered that it was on Tuesday that Ferdinand had won on Semiramus. [1947-MOR]

Sénarclens. Mme. Justine Cuendet was about 50 when she came to Paris. She'd come from Sénarclens, a tiny hamlet in the canton of Vaud, near a village called Cossonay. [1961-PAR]

Senegalese. One of the customers said that Nine Rochain would have been safe in a barracksful of Senegalese. [1947-MOR]

The Senegalese had been killed in a knife fight in a bistro on Porte d'Italie. [1966-VOL]

Sengés. Émile Parendon asked M if he had read Sengés, Levy-Valensi, Maxwell, in addition to Henri Ey. [1968-HES]

Sentier. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Réaumur to Rue du Sentier. ((métro))]

Maurice Tremblet was supposed to be a cashier at a firm in the Sentier district, on the Rue du Sentier, Couvreur et Bellechasse, dealers in passementerie, gold lace and braid. [1946-pau]

Sentier, Rue du. [Paris. 2e, Bourse. from Rue Réaumur to Boulevard Poissonière]

Mme M asked him to go to the shop opposite the post office in the Rue du Sentier to buy a hundred yards of curtain cord. [1933-ECL]

Jacques Pétillon's mother had been a cashier in a textile firm on Rue du Sentier, had died two years earlier. A few months later he had moved in with Jules Lapie. He was a saxophone player in a nightclub on Rue Pigalle. He lived in a furnished room on the sixth floor of a boarding house in the Rue Lepic, the Hôtel Beauséjour. [1942-FEL]

Maurice Tremblet was supposed to be a cashier at a firm in the Sentier district, on the Rue du Sentier, Couvreur et Bellechasse, dealers in passementerie, gold lace and braid. [1946-pau]

M. Crispin had lived in the building a long time. Paralyzsed for the past five years, had rooms on the top floor. Had a haberdashery business. Worked in a shop on the Rue du Sentier. [1970-FOL]

Sergeant-Major. Le Grand Marcel called Angèle Louette the "Sergeant-Major" behind he back. [1970-FOL]

Serge Madok. see: Madok, Serge

Serre. Mme. Serre was 78. Mother lived to 92, grandmother died in an accident at 98. Roman Catholic. Daughter-in-law was Protestant. Husband, Alain Serre, had been a lawyer. [1951-GRA]

Serre, Alain. M went to visit Maître Orin to learn about Guillaume Serre's father, Alain Serre, who'd been a lawyer. [1951-GRA]

Serre, Guillaume. Boissier found the name on the list where a safe had been installed: Guillaume Serre, dentist, 43b, Rue de la Ferme, Neuilly. Just past the Zoo, a street parallel with Boulevard Richard-Wallace.... Guillaume Serre was taller and heavier than M, pale and sallow, tufts of dark hair sprouting from his nose and ears, bushy eyebrows. [1951-GRA]

Serte, Louise, La. see: La Serte, Louise There'd been a knifing on the Rue de Flandre, and the Countess Louise Paverini, née Louise La Serte's attempted suicide. [1957-VOY]

Sertillange, Father. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]

Servan, Rue. [Paris. 11e, Popincourt. from Rue de la Roquette to Avenue de la République]

Louise Boudin said she'd lived in the Rue Servan in the 12th, and had gone to Dr Pardon. [1966-NAH]

M and Mme M walked to the Bastille after dinner. They walked on Boulevard Beaumarchais, Rue Servan, and finally came back to Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, their much-loved, shabby old apartment. [1970-FOL]

M watched Mme M out the window, as she walked towards the Rue Servan. [1971-IND]

Servantes de Marie. see: Servants of Mary

Servants of Mary. Behind the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor were the Servants of Mary [Servantes de Marie], and on Rue Vavin, the Ladies of Sion [Dames de Sion], and in the other part, on Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, the Ladies of St Augustine [Dames Augustines]. [1961-BRA]

Servières, Jean. Yves Le Pommeret said he and Mostaguen were playing cards at the Admiral Café, with Jean Servières and Dr. Ernest Michoux. A plump little man, editor of the Brest Beacon [Phare de Brest].... Jean Servières introduced himself to M. He said he'd been manager of the Red Cow [la Vache Rousse] in Montmartre, and had worked for the Petit Parisien, Excelsior and the Dispatch. [Dépêche], and he was a close friend of one of M's chiefs, Bertrand, who retired to the country near Nièvre last year.... Jean Servières real name was Jean Goyard, born in Morbihan, occasionally went to Brest or Nantes on a fling. [1931-JAU]

Sète. [commerical and industrial town, S France, Hérault dept. pop. 1968: 40,576. (formerly Cette) 18 mi. SSW of Montpellieron a strip of land which separates The Étang de Tahu from the Mediterranean.]

Adrien Josset was born in Sète, in the Hérault region. [1959-CON]

Anne-Marie Boutin said that there was an assistant manager at the Quai de Bercy from Sète. [1969-VIN]

Seuret. The hotelkeeper said Valentine Besson had been born there, and he remembered she'd worked for the Seuret sister, who'd kept a pastry shop. One of them was still alive, 92, lived near Valentine. [1949-DAM]

Seuret, Maison. see: Maison Seuret

Sévigné, Marquise de. Jeanine Armenieu had received boxes of chocolate from the Marquise de Sévigné. [1954-JEU]

Sévigné, Pavillon. see: Pavillon Sévigné

Sèvres. [commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 20,083. on Seine R. 6 mi. SW of Paris.]

Aurore Gallet was upset with workmen carrying an enormous vase of fake Sèvres. [1930-GAL]

M. Gilles had a house in Sèvres. [1957-VOY]

Sèvres, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Carrefour de la Croix-Rouge to Boulevard Pasteur]

Joseph Heurtin rode a 3-wheeler delivering flowers for M. Gérardier, florist, Rue de Sèvres. [1930-31-TET]

When M got out of his taxi in the Rue de Sèvres, opposite the Laënnec hospital, he saw a big car bearing the Diplomatic Corps mark. [1947-MOR]

Pierre Louchard, 40, homosexual, ran an antique shop on the Rue des Sèvres. [1966-VOL]

Sexual Perversions. The book Justin Cavre was reading at Alban Groult-Cotelle's was Sexual Perversions. [1943-CAD]

Seyne-sur-Mer, La. see: La Seyne-sur-Mer M and Marella drove through La Seyne-sur-Mer in Marella's car, and were soon in sight of Sanary Point. [1970-FOL]

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Shah. Ronald Dexter had found a handbill for J & J, that they had performed before crowned heads of Europe and the Shah of Persia. [1946-NEW]

Shaw. In New York Harrison and Shaw was David Ward's law firm. [1957-VOY]

shorthand. M stationed Marlieux, a young plainclothesman who knew shorthand, behind the door while Janvier interrogated Guillaume Serre. [1951-GRA]

M decided to leave the door to the inspectors' office slightly ajar, and to install Lapointe there, who was a fairly good shorthand writer. [1957-SCR]

M called in Lapointe to record Adrien Josset's statement in shorthand. [1959-CON]

Lapointe had been sitting ready to take down the interrogation in shorthand. [1959-ASS]

Besides Lapointe, Janvier was the best stenographer in the squad. M dictated his statement to him. [1964-DEF]

Lapointe often did duty as stenographer. He brought his shorthand pad to take down Angèle Louette's statement. [1970-FOL]

M had Torrence take down the Louis Mahossier interview in shorthand. It was usually Lapointe, the most highly skilled stenographer in the department, but Torrence was competent enough. [1971-SEU]

shot. Suddenly M flung himself to one side, and flattened himself against a door. There was a muffled explosion and someone made off at full speed in the darkness. [1930-31-PHO]

Shubert. Armande Motte asked M if he liked Shubert. [1937-38-not]

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Sicilian. Michael O'Brien said the Sicilian following M must be dying of thirst. [1946-NEW]

Luigi said that he was of Neapolitan origin, not Italian origin. He said Pozzo was Sicilian. It would be like confusing a Corsican with someone from Marseilles. [1951-LOG]

Sidi-bel-Abbès. [commune, NC Oran dept., NW Algeria, 40 mi. S of Oran. pop. 1966: 86,581; headquarters of the French Foreign Legion until Algerian Independence (1962); founded 1843.]

Honoré Cuendet had joined the Foreign Legion on leaving Switzerland, and spent five years in Sidi-bel-Abbès and Indo-China. [1961-PAR]

Sidon, Victor. The eldest of the motorcycle gang, Victor Sidon, known as "Granny" was 22. [1963-FAN]

Sifflet. Coméliau said he knew the Sifflet was a scurrilous rag, but it published that the escape was a police setup. [1930-31-TET]

signs. M made a sign to Lapointe, one of the few secret signs used by plain clothes detectives. Lapointe nodded and went to phone Quai de l'Arsenal to have someone standing by in case the boy ran. [1955-COR]

Simca. When M returned to the hotel, Inspector Castaing's little black Simca was parked in front of the door. [1949-DAM]

Simenon and Maigret. see Simenon and Maigret - In search of the Chief Inspector in Simenon's "intimate texts" (Maigret chez Simenon - A la recherche du commissaire dans les "textes intimes" de Simenon ) by Murielle Wenger

Simenon, Georges. More than a year later M received an invitation to the Anthropometrical Ball, in the Boule Blanche to launch his series of detective stories. Georges Sim had become Georges Simenon.... And this was the same man who'd taken over 400 pages to tell the story of his own childhood up to the age of 16.... Georges Simenon said he'd changed the names, except for M's and those of two or three colleagues. Place names too, and family relationships between the characters... [1950-MEM]

Sim, Georges. The Chief introduced M to Georges Sim, who said he was a novelist, not a journalist, and wanted to learn about the Police Judiciaire.... The Chief told M that Georges Sim was only 24. [1950-MEM]

Simmer, Joséphine. March 3, Rue Lepic, a little above the Moulin de la Galette, Joséphine Simmer, born at Mulhouse, midwife, 43, lived on Rue Lamarck, had just delivered a woman at the top of the Butte, stabbed once in the back. [1955-TEN]

Simon. When Arlette entered the police station at Rue de La Rochefoucauld, there was only Sergeant Simon and a young policeman. Sergeant Simon had lived in the neighborhood 20 years. [1950-PIC]

Simonin. Corn dealer listed as a telephone subscriber at Boissancourt-par-Saint-André. [1955-COR]

Simoun, The. Someone called out to The Simoun at the lock at Vitry-le-François where some 60 boats were lined up: Your sister-in-law at Chalon-sur-Saône said she'll see you on the Burgundy canal... the Christening can wait... Pierre sends his regards. [1930-PRO]

Sing Sing. [(Ossining) village, Westchester co., SE New York, on E bank of Hudson R. overlooking Tappan Zee, 30 mi. N of NYC. pop. 1970: 21,659. Sing Sing State Prison (1824). incorporated as village of Sing Sing (1813), name changed 1901.]

Léon Le Glérec said when he'd been arrested they'd taken him to Sing Sing. [1931-JAU]

Michael O'Brien was talking about immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe. Some had become Hollywood magnates, others were in Sing Sing. [1946-NEW]

Albert Falconi said Jimmy O'Malley had done time in Sing Sing, if that was the one in New York state on the Hudson River. [1954-JEU]

Siran. Mme. Siran was the cook-housekeeper at the Adrien Jossets'. Lived with her son in Javel, across the Pont Mirabeau. Son, about 30, in poor health, worked for the métro. [1959-CON]

Sirènes. House at Nice, owned by Justine, run by Ginette. [1949-AMI]

Sisley. [Sisley, Alfred (b. Oct. 30, 1839, Paris, Fr.--d. Jan. 29, 1899, Moret-sur-Loing), painter who was one of the creators of French Impressionism. illus: The Seine at Bougival in Winter. 1872.]
M looked at the paintings, two more Cézannes, a Derain, a Sisley. [1969-TUE]
 

Siveschi, Jean. On the 5th floor on the left, a visiting card, Jean Siveschi, was above the bell; Juliette Boynet and Cécile Pardon's was on the right. Hungarian family on the fifth floor. Father's job indeterminate... always carrying books. Mother stayed at home... Two daughters, Nouchi and Potsi. [1940-CEC]

Siveschi, Nouchi. Fifth floor tenants' daughter. 16. skinny.... Although she was thin, with no hips to speak of, her breasts, by contrast, were well-developed and pointed and accentuated by her dress, which was a size too small for her...l Told M she had seen Gérard Pardon enter the building on the night of the murder. [1940-CEC]

Siveschi, Potsi. Fifth floor tenants' daughter. Fat, loafed around half naked. [1940-CEC]

six CV. Émile Branchu had a green 6 CV [six CV].... [1969-TUE]

Sixty-six. In the cabin of the Southern Cross, Vladimir and Gloria Negretti were playing cards, sixty-six, a Central European game. [1930-PRO]

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skittles. Had they been in the Midi, M would have played bowls, or in Lille, skittles... [1938-ceu]

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Slaatkovitch, Nicolas. The man [Stephan Strevzki] checked into a hotel, 2nd- or 3rd-rate, signing in as Nicolas Slaatkovitch. No such name was registered with the frontier police. [1939-hom]

Slav. M said of the area of Pskov, some of the intelligentsia are in favor of German culture, others prefer Slav. Some of the peasants look like Lapps or Kalmuks... there's a whole mass of Jews and part-Jews, who eat garlic and slaughter their livestock differently from the rest. [1929-30-LET]

The man Janvier had followed [Stephan Strevzki], and whom they'd follow for the next 5 days, looked like a Scandinavian or a Slav. [1939-hom]

sleeping pills. Juliette Boynet always gave Cécile Pardon sleeping pills on the nights Charles Dandurand came. [1940-CEC]

sloe. the small, sour, blackish fruit of the blackthorn.
Mme M wrote from Alsace she'd never seen such a crop of sloes as they had this year. [1931-GUI]

Sloppy Joe. Jimmy MacDonald called M from Washington. He'd spoken to his boss and wondered if another Sicilian, Mascarelli, nicknamed Sloppy Joe had arrived several weeks earlier. [1951-LOG]

Slovak. The interpreter [Franz Lehel] said Maria was a Slovak, probably a Southern Slovak, a country girl. [1947-MOR]

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Smelker, Maria. Maria Smelker, a Polish woman with 5 children who worked as a char, found Léonie Birard's body. She'd come to the village at 16, as a farm servant, never married. [1953-ECO]

smell. Every race has its own smell, loathed by other races. [1929-30-LET]

The Edgar Martins' smelled of polish, cooking, and old clothes. [1931-OMB]

Every house had its own peculiar smell. In William Brown's house it was perfume, musk. [1932-LIB]

The odor of flowers and burned wax at the butcher's. [1938-ceu]

The quintessence of Paris at daybreak: the fragrance of frothy coffee and hot croissants, spiced with a hint of rum. [1940-CEC]

The smell at the Hôtel Beauséjour reminded M of when he had been about Lapointe's age, in the "Flophouse Squad": dirty washing and sweat, unmade beds, slop pails and food warmed up on spirit lamps. [1949-MME]

The smell of the hotel: It smelt of bouillabaisse and saffron oil, wine, a touch of anis, kitchen odors, garlic, red peppers, oil, saffron.... like all the Marseillais or Provençal restaurants he had eaten in, in Paris and elsewhere. The smell was like a small bar in Cannes, kept by a fat woman, where he had once been on a case and idled away many hours. The smell in the bedroom... was it, as in Brittany, seaweed, which gave off the iodized smell of the sea? [1949-AMI]

M always had a weakness for houses with a distinctive smell. [1961-PAR]

Smith. Germaine Devon made a call to a Mr. Smith [Saft] at the Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva. [1938-owe]

One of the aka's of Alfred Moss. [1949-MME]

Smith & Wesson. Christiani pulled a Smith & Wesson out of his pocket which he handed to M. [1936-pig]

M was sure that the ballistics report would show that it was the Smith & Wesson that had killed Jules Lapie. A professional killer's gun. A quarter of an hour later old M. Gastinne-Renette confirmed his theory. [1942-FEL]

When M had spent several weeks in the US at the invitation of the FBI, they had presented him with a revolver, a Smith & Wesson .45 special, with short barrel and highly sensitive trigger mechanism, and his name engraved on it: 'To J.-J. Maigret, from his FBI friends.' [1952-REV]

Neveu called to say he'd jostled Gaston Meurant, and he was carrying a big revolver, probably a Smith & Wesson. [1959-ASS]

Manuel Palmari's gun was a Smith & Wesson .38, the weapon of a professional. [1965-PAT]

Maurice Marcia had a Smith & Wesson in his pocket that hadn't been used recently. [1971-IND]

Smyrna. Willy Marco's father was a fig merchant in Smyrna. [1930-PRO]

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Sneek. [Commune, Friesland prov., N Netherlands, 14 mi. SSW of Leeuwarden. po. 1970: 26,244.]

Guillaume Serre's wife had been Maria Van Aerts, 51, from Sneeck in Friesland, Holland. She'd lived in a boarding house in Neuilly, Rue de Longchamp. [1951-GRA]

snow. The snow was falling fairly hard now. M was disappointed to see it melting on the pavement. [1961-PAR]

After three very cold days it had started snowing again. [1966-NAH]

snow. Lavatory attendants were hastily concealing little envelopes of snow. [1942-FEL]

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Social Division. M went to the end of the corridor to search for a colleague in the Social Division, a euphemism for the Vice Squad, to listen to Antoine Batille's tapes. [1969-TUE]

Société Générale. Frans Steuvels had a bank account at the Rue Saint-Antoine branch of the Société Générale. [1949-MME]

Société Générale. A man named Jaminet, a bookmaker, had presented a check at the Brussels office of the Société Générale, for 280,000 francs. [1939-MAJ]

Society Division. M went down to the end of the passage, to Priollet's office, of the Society Division to check on Marco Santoni. [1954-JEU]

Society Section. Five detectives, some of whom belonged to the Vice Squad, the part known as the Society Section, were among the crowd in the courtroom. [1959-ASS]

Sofia. When Germaine Laboine was around 30, before the war, she made her round of Near East clubs, Bucharest, Sofia, Alexandria. Several years in Cairo, even Abyssinia. [1954-JEU]

Soho. Pyke was checking further with some of his men in Soho about Stanley Hobson. [1963-FAN]

Solange Lognon. see: Lognon, Solange

Solange Lorris. see: Lorris, Solange

Solange Pardon. see: Pardon, Solange

Soleil, Le. see: Le Soleil

Solférino. M went into a café next to the métro Solférino. [1972-CHA]

Solférino. The second tailor was Polish, on the Rue Vaneau. He'd made a suit for Marcel Moncin, who lived at 228 bis Boulevard Saint-Germain, near the Solférino métro station. He called M from the Café Solférino. [1955-TEN]

Solférino, Rue de. [Paris. 7e, Palais-Bourbon. from Quai Anatole-France to Rue Saint-Dominique]

Janvier left the Ministry of Public Works and walked to a café on the Rue Solférino, where he found Blanche Lamotte's address in a telephone directory: 63, Rue Vaneau, which was nearby. [1954-MIN]

François Paré had met Joséphine Papet at a brasserie on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Solférino. She'd borrowed his pen. Eventually she introduced Léon Florentin to him as her brother, Léon Papet, an engineer. [1968-ENF]

Sologne. [Plateau region, central France, about 2,000 sq. mi.; a marshy district, now largely reclaimed and used for agriculture.]

On Sundays there were the tourists heading for the Loire and the Sologne. [1931-NUI]

Raymonde told M that Ernest Malik had a shooting lodge and some dogs at Sologne. [1945-FAC]

Some people called Valentine Besson the châtelaine, as she'd once owned a château in the Orne or Sologne. [1949-DAM]

A newspaper reported that Arthur Nicoud had been away at his hunting lodge in Sologne. When the police went to talk with him, he had left the night before for Brussels, where he occupied a luxurious suite in the Hôtel Metropole. Two inspectors from the Rue des Saussaies went to Brussels to interview him. [1954-MIN]

Xavier Marton was brought up on a farm in Sologne. [1957-SCR]

Only the house on the Rue Saint-Dominique and some landed property in Sologne were left to Armand de Saint-Hilaire. [1960-VIE]

The Blanchons, a manufacturer and his wife, lived on the fourth floor, had left to go hunting in Sologne. [1961-BRA]

Mme M said the Gérard Batilles had a château in Sologne, and a yacht at Cannes. [1969-TUE]

Somme. [River, N France, 152 mi. long; rises near Saint-Quentin in Aisne dept, flows W to Amiens and NW past Abbeville into the English Channel]

Dr Pardon told M what Vivier said about François Mélan. He came from a poor and humble family, his father a day laborer in a village on the Somme. [1964-DEF]

Song of Solveig. [from "Peer Gynt," five-act verse play by Henrik Ibsen, published in Norwegian in 1867 and produced in 1876. The title character, based on a legendary Norwegian folk hero, is a rogue who is saved by the love of a woman. He embarks on a series of fantastic voyages around the world, finding wealth and fame but never happiness. Finally, as an old, disillusioned man, he returns to Norway, where Solveig, ever faithful, welcomes him lovingly, and he is redeemed. "Winter may flee, beloved spring may unfold / I await you here, my love, until my dying day."]
Marguerite Van de Weert had written out the opening lines of the Song of Solveig by Ibsen on the photograph: L'hiver peut s'en fuir / Le printemps bien aimé / Peut s'ecouler. M finished the verse: Mois je t'attends ici / O mon beau fiancé / Jusqu'à mon jour dernier. [1932-FLA]

Sonia Lipchitz. see: Lipchitz, Sonia

Sophie Le Gal. see: Le Gal, Sophie

Sophie Ricain. see: Ricain, Sophie

Sorbonne. [The University of Paris, since 1896. The institution of theology, science and literature founded by Robert de Sorbon in 1252. In 1808 the buildings, erected by Richelieu in the 17th century, were given to the University, and a great scheme of reconstruction was carried out in 1885. Latin Quarter, Cluny-La Sorbonne (métro), 47 rue des Écoles.]
Anna Gorskin's father said in a letter that Mrs. Goldstein's son had said her name was not on the lists at the Sorbonne. [1929-30-LET]

Martine Chapuis, after taking her law degree, did a year's philosophy at the Sorbonne, then switched to medicine. [1956-AMU]

Véronique Fabre had studied at the Sorbonne, met her husband in the Latin Quarter. [1961-BRA]

Oscar Coutant was a distant cousin of Lucas' wife, worked as a porter at the Sorbonne. [1964-DEF]

Félix Nahour had stopped studying law and started studying mathematics at the Sorbonne. [1966-NAH]

Bambi Parendon has just gotten back from the Sorbonne when she learned of Mlle. Antoinette Vague's murder. [1968-HES]

Antoine Batille was studying for an arts degree at the Sorbonne. [1969-TUE]

Sorel. M. Sorel was one of the oldest artists on the Butte Montmartre in Montmartre, a sculptor. He said he'd seen them come and go, starting with Picasso. [1971-IND]

Sotheby's. Manessi said Norris Jonker attended art sales at Hôtel Drouot, Gallièra, Sotheby's and New York. [1963-FAN]

sou. Guinguette à Deux Sous [1931-GUI]

franc. Rita was not really a maid. She was shocked at getting change from a franc, wasn't familiar with sous... [1937-38-amo]

Félicie had worked at Chez Arsène, where she was housed in the attic; she'd been dismissed for taking a few sous from the till... Félicie had picked up her Ciné-Journal, and bought a paperback novel for 25 sous. [1942-FEL]

Source, La. see: La Source A man who'd been a waiter at La Source in Ernest Malik's student days said Malik made his living playing poker. [1945-FAC]

Soustelle. One of Mme. Leroy's former lodgers had been a clerk at Soustelle's, the wholesale wine merchants. [1945-pip]

South Africa. Mrs. Muriel Britt was a widow with a son in South Africa, and a married daughter living somewhere along the Suez Canal. [1956-ECH]

South America. It was easy to imagine Conrad Popinga looking at Oosting's boat and envisioning the crew on leave in every South American port, or at the Dutch liner home from China. [1931-HOL]

In the maisons speciales of South America it was French girls who formed the quality. Their purveyors worked in Paris in the Grands Boulevards . But the rank and file came from the East of Europe. [1932-FOU]

Germain La Pommeraye said his wife had died in South America, to which she'd run off with a coffee planter. She'd taken 100,000 francs from his safe before she left. [1937-38-noy]

Frédéric Michaux and Thérèse were planning to go away to Panama, South America, next spring. [1939-ven]

"Have you heard that the house on Rue d'Antin is up for sale? Dédé has had some trouble and he's leaving next week for South America." Comment addressed to M. Charles Dandurand. He'd told Juliette Boynet about it and she'd bought it. [1940-CEC]

Étienne Naud said he bred cattle, even sending them as far as South America. [1943-CAD]

John Maura said his second wife was living somewhere in South America. [1946-NEW]

At one point Loraine Martin convinced Lorilleux to go to South America. [1950-noe]

Monique Thouret and Albert Jorisse were planning to run away to South America. She'd already applied for a passport. [1952-BAN]

Pierrot [Pierre Eyraud] said if Lulu [Louise Filon] would come with him they could have gone to Canada or South America. [1953-TRO]

Julien Calame had been a consultant for large projects in countries as different as Japan and South America. [1954-MIN]

Then Germaine Laboine went to the Folies-Bergère, then a tour of South America. [1954-JEU]

Joseph Van Meulen said he'd given Marco Paverini a large check to disappear to South America. [1957-VOY]

Adrien Josset's idea had been to catch a plane, any plane, at Orly. It might take him to the other end of Europe or to South America... A sailor who spent a lot of time commuting to South America and Central America on cargo boats offered some information to M about Popaul, who'd used to hang out in the Bastille district. Said he'd met him in Venezuela and he'd claimed he'd killed Christine Josset. [1959-CON]

M said that Aristide Fumel's wife was in South America, remarried with a batch of kids.... Honoré Cuendet's sister, Laurence Cuendet, had been sent to Geneva as a barmaid, had married someone, perhaps a translator, from UNESCO, and gone to South America with him. [1961-PAR]

On the first floor, on the right, was the Aresco apartment. There were six of them, all dark and overweight. They had business interests in South America and owned a house in Switzerland.... South America. Someone came in and gave the name Aresco, that of the South American tenants on the first floor.... Torrence said a Spanish or South American looking girl, naked, had opened the door when he and the locksmith were checking the locks on the sixth floor, the Aresco's maid. Her name was Dolores.... Philippe de Lancieux told his sister he needed money to get a ship to South America. [1961-BRA]

Lemke and his wife fled to Spain and sailed for South America, Argentina. [1962-CLO]

Norris Jonker said that if a museum in the US or South America were looking for a Renoir, or a blue-period Picasso, a collector might make contacts... [1963-FAN]

Harteau said Antoine Batille's dream was to be a teacher in Asia, Africa and South America, one after another, so he could study the different races. [1969-TUE]

South American. In Alfred Moss' suitcase were seals of various sovreign states, notably the United States and all of the South American republics, for forging passports. [1949-MME]

Rosalie Moncoeur worked for some South American's who had a villa at Nice and an apartment in Paris, 132 Avenue d'Iena. [1950-PIC]

Oscar Coutant told M that Nicole Prieur was in what they called the Étoile set, drove to school in Jaguars and Ferraris. Most of the group lived near the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Foch, and so on. Martinez, the son of a South American ambassador drove an open blue Ferrari. [1964-DEF]

Dr Pardon said the man was probably Spanish or South American.... For a long time a South American group sent an operator to Deauville every year. [1966-NAH]

The uniforms of the Municipal Band had enough gold braid and embroidery to satisfy a South American general. [1967-VIC]

Southampton. The Saint-Michel sailed for Southampton. [1932-POR]

Justin Crozier hadd had a mania for insurance, and on a boat trip to Southampton had an accident, leaving his wife a million francs. [1937-38-bay]

According to the passport, Mr. & Mrs. John Perkins had sailed from Halifax six weeks before, landed in Southampton, then entered France via Dieppe. [1951-LOG]

Southern Cross. Walter Lampson's yacht was the Southern Cross, painted white. He said he always lived on it, in France, England, sometimes Italy. [1930-PRO]

Southern Pacific. Elias Hansen of the Southern Pacific, whose job was to investigate accidents, took the stand. [1949-CHE]

South Sea. Beetje Liewens said Liesbeth Popinga would like to see her spend her time making clothes for South Sea islanders. [1931-HOL]

South Seas. No one knew how the Commodore met his end. Had he spent his reclining years basking on some South Seas isle? [1961-PAR]

Sovrino's Bank. Henri Gallet worked at Sovrino's Bank, 117 Boulevard Beaumarchais. [1930-GAL]

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Spa. [commune, Liège prov., E Belgium. pop. 1969: 9487. medicinal mineral springs.]

René Delfosse invited Adèle Bosquet to go with him to Spa or somewhere on a trip together.... Delvigne's brother-in-law, who lived in Spa, was helping with the stakeout at the Gai-Moulin. [1931-GAI]

spahis. [one of a body of native Algerian cavalry in the French service.] Motte said he'd done his military service at Orange, with spahis. Incredible to think he'd worn the gorgeous uniform of the Algerian calvary and pranced about the streets of Orange on an Arab charger! [1937-38-not]

Spain. Pietr had been arrested twice, once at Wiesbaden, for fraud of half a million marks from a Munich wholesaler, once at Madrid, similarly, with a prominent member of Spanish court society.... Pietr had had his brother become a forger. Had cashed the checks in Switzerland, Holland, even once in Spain. [1929-30-LET]

Joséphine Beausoleil said they'd spent a long time in Spain waiting for their papers. [1932-FOU]

Julien Foucrier had lived in Spain, Portugal, and then Panama for fifteen, on the run for killing Mabille. [1951-MEU]

M asked Justine Cuendet if Honoré Cuendet had ever gone to Switzerland or Belgium or Spain. [1961-PAR]

Lemke and his wife fled to Spain and sailed for South America, Argentina. [1962-CLO]

Marinette Augier went to Spain on vacation the year before. [1963-FAN]

Mina Claes thought she'd gone as far as Perpignan with Jef Claes, and had seen the Mediterranean. M asked if they'd tried to go to Spain, to get to the US, but she'd been 4, didn't know. [1965-PAT]

When he had been on the beat, M had known all the pickpockets by sight, not just those from Paris, but those who came from Spain or London for the big fairs or festivals. [1966-VOL]

Spain, King of. For a week the Criminal Police had been receiving notes that the King of Spain would arrived in Paris on the 27th (June 27, 1930), calling attention to the necessary precautions. [1930-GAL]

Spangler. Ed Gollan said he wouldn't say anything without his lawyer, Maître Spangler, Odéon 18.24 or something. [1963-FAN]

Spangler, Carl. Carl Spangler, one of the aliases of Hans Ziegler. [1954-JEU]

Spaniard. A German was speaking English with an American, while a Norwegian was using at least three languages to make himself understood to a Spaniard [in the American bar at the Coupole]. [1930-31-TET]

M asked for the identification card of the man at Pozzo's. He was a Spaniard, lived in a small hotel in the Place des Ternes. [1951-LOG]

Usually a stabbing was the result of a drunken brawl, or a quarrel between rival gangs of Spaniards or North Africans. [1952-BAN]

In the bar, M saw Americans, Italians, Spaniards... [1957-VOY]

Spanish. Walter Lampson introduced his friend, Willy Marco. M, noting his obvious Jewish features, asked if he was Spanish. "Greek on my father's side, Hungarian on my mother's." was the answer.... Hortense Canelle asked if she could bring Jean Liberge some Spanish grapes, or champagne. [1930-PRO]

Marie Deligeard showed M a document in Spanish, with Ecuadorian seals, she said was their marriage certificate. [1939-MAJ]

Félicie bought a fine bunch of Spanish grapes, some oranges and a bottle of champagne. [1942-FEL]

They were in a big building constructed in the Spanish style. [1949-CHE]

The manager of the Grelot said that Louis, the accordionist and conductor, knew Pierre Eyraud best. He was dark and handsome, about 30, Spanish-style whiskers. [1953-TRO]

Hans Ziegler spoke fluent French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and a little Polish. [1954-JEU]

An announcement in Spanish paging Señorita Consuela Gonzales. [1957-VOY]

Armand de Saint-Hilaire was French Minister in Cuba, then Ambassador in Buenos Aires. Isabelle de V-- worried about Spanish women... [1960-VIE]

Torrence said a Spanish or South American looking girl, naked, had opened the door when he and the locksmith were checking the locks on the sixth floor, the Aresco's maid. Her name was Dolores. [1961-BRA]

Émile Boulay had gone to the club to audition a Spanish dancer.... He spoke Italian, English and a little Spanish. He'd learned on the liners and in the US. [1962-COL]

Norris Jonker said he'd let a painter named Pedro use his studio. M asked if he was Italian, Spanish... Jonker said he'd never asked. [1963-FAN]

The Spanish maid at Tony Pasquier 's lived in the attic. [1965-PAT]

Dr Pardon said the man was probably Spanish or South American.... Félix Nahour spoke French, English, Spanish, Italian and a little German, besides Arabic. [1966-NAH]

Mme. Blanche said her maid was Spanish, hardly spoke any French. [1969-VIN]

Special Bookshop. Eugène Labri was not an old offender. He was a Frenchman, born in Cairo or Port Said, about 45, fat, with dark brilliant eyes, obsequious. He was the owner of the 'Special Bookshop'. Between a pork butcher's and a hairdresser's. [Librairie Spéciale] [1936-err]

Special Branch. M's badge had the number 0004. Number 1 was the Prefect, 2 the Director General of the Police Department, and 3 for the Head of the Special Branch. [1966-VOL]

Special Infirmary. Georges Sim said Paul Bourget had been able to watch the proceedings in the Special Infirmary, where criminals were given mental tests. [1950-MEM]

Special Squad. The Chief said that Young Lesueur would replace him in the Hotels Squad, and he would go into Inspector Guillaume's. M was at last to enter the Special Squad! [1950-MEM]

or Criminal Squad, as it was usually called... M's team. [1957-SCR]

Spencer Oats. see: Oats, Spencer

Spinach. One of the "transient" members of Stan the Killer's gang they nicknamed Spinach, because he wore a spinach-colored hat. He went out chiefly at night, sometimes worked opeing the doors at some Montmartre nightclub. [1937-38-sta]

Spinoza. Engels, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Karl Marx, Father Sertillange, Saint-Simon. Lapointe had made a list of some of the authors of the books in Jules Piquemal's room. [1954-MIN]

Sporting. [Monte Carlo] Joseph Van Meulen had reserved a table that evening at the Sporting Club. [1957-VOY]

Sporting Club. Torrence was able to find that Ernest Malik went to the Haussmann Club and the Sporting Club, and that he was a first-class poker player, as a student one of the best in the Latin Quarter. [1945-FAC]

Sports Squad. M was 30. There were two squads in which he hadn't worked, Sports Squad and Financial Squad. [1950-MEM]

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Square d'Avroy. [Liège] The fog had cleared, leaving beads of frost in the Square d'Avroy which M was crossing. [1930-31-PHO]

Squib. see: Saugier

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Stalingrad, Quai de. Le Grand Marcel was packing for Toulon. Said he could be reached there c/o Bob, Bar de l'Amiral. Quai de Stalingrad. [1970-FOL]

Stamboul. see: Istanbul

stamp. see Simenon/Maigret on Postage Stamps

Samuel Meyer had had a business in Algiers, as a postage-stamp dealer, which was a cover for supplying false passports, immigration papers, and labor permits. ... M imagined a letter from Samuel Meyer. "To Mr. N.A. Levy, Bucharest . I am dispatching 200 rare stamps of Jugoslavia, Rumania and other countries... I hope to shortly find the Greek ones you were asking about." Of course, they wouldn't be postage stamps... [1932-FOU]

Raymond Auger was a stamp dealer. [1946-obs]
 

Stan. One of the newspapers had mentioned the case -- that the Polish gangsters, including Stan the Killer, are at present in Paris.... At 18 Stéphanie Polintskaïa was already known to the Warsaw police. She had been married to Michael Ozep, and cut the throat of their child. Known in her group as Stan. [1937-38-sta]

In October of the previous winter a Pole, Stan the Killer, who had attacked a number of farms in the north of France, had holed up in a small hotel at the corner of the Rue de Birague and the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antone. He'd shot down the two policemen outside, and had then shot himself. [1946-mal]

Stan, Bald. see: Hobson, Stanley

Stanislas. [Founded in 1804, Collège Stanislas (22 rue Notre-Dame des Champs 75006 Paris, not far from the Luxembourg Gardens on the Left Bank) is a private school for studies from college (age 11-15), through lycée (3 years preparation for the baccalaureat), and after the bac, classe préparatoire (2 or 3 years to prepare the competitive examination for French Engineering schools like Polytechnique or École Normale Supérieure). Famous personages who attended the school include Edmond Rostand, Georges Guynemer, Anatole France, Claude Simon, Henry Gouraud, and, most notably, Charles de Gaulle. The school was rebuilt in 1967.]
Maître Aubonnet said he'd first met Armand de Saint-Hilaire at Stanislas. Armand de Saint-Hilaire had wanted to enter the Foreign Service, while Aubonnet had wanted to join the Saumur cavalry.... Young Julien de V-- said that two years earlier he'd had a friend at Stanislas whose grandfather had also been in the Foreign Service, and he'd met Armand de Saint-Hilaire at his home. He'd later encouraged him to go through the École Normale. [1960-VIE]

Stanley Hobson. see: Hobson, Stanley

Star. It was like a sort of game the reporter of the Star only had to add the titilating headlines to. [1949-CHE]

State Councilor. Mme. Aubain-Vasconcelos's husband had been a State Councillor, and she'd had herself introduced by a Minister who had telephoned the Chief of Police Headquarters personally. [1947-MOR]

Station Police. M had spent two of the grimmest years of his life in the Station Police office, and he knew every aspect of it. [1952-REV]

Statue of Liberty. Even now, only a few cable lengths from the Statue of Liberty, a strong swell rocked the ship. [1946-NEW]

statue of Maigret. see The Maigret Statue at Delfzijl

see Maigret in Delfzijl - photo essay by Joe Richards

St Augustine. see: Augustine

Steiner. Doctor in the Place Denfert-Rochereau, neurologist. Xavier Marton told M he'd been to see him to see if he were in fact mad, but he found nothing wrong. M called Steiner after Marton left; Steiner told M Marton's last name, and that he'd been to visit three weeks earlier, on the 21 of December.... Dr Pardon knew him vaguely at the Medical School, roughly the same age. One of the most brilliant men of his generation. He was first a houseman, then a registrar at Sainte-Anne. Next he passed his aggrégation, and he might have been expected to be one of the youngest professors. During the war he refused to wear the yellow star, claiming he hadn't a drop of Jewish blood. The Germans proved him wrong and sent him to a concentration camp. The Faculty contains a certain number of Jewish professors. [1957-SCR]

Steinlen. [Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, French cartoonist, born at Lausanne, 1859-1923; interpreted popular types.]
Even Cayotte's clerk seemed out of a drawing by Forain or Steinlen, and he all but wore linenette sleeves. [1966-NAH]

Stella Polaris. The maid at Désiré Campois' told M he was sailing to Norway for six weeks on the Stella Polaris. [1945-FAC]

Stendahl. [Stendahl, pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle, born Grenoble, Fr., 1783, died Paris, 1842. One of the most original and complex French writers of the first half of the 19th century, chiefly known for the masterpieces Le Rouge et le noir (1830, The Red and the Black), and La Chartreuse de Parme, (1839, The Charterhouse of Parma).]
For 50 years or more they've been studying Stendahl's letters to get a clearer idea of his character. [1959-ASS]

Before Stendahl Hélène Lange had read all Chateaubriand, Alfred de Vigny, Jules Sandeau, Benjamin Constant, Musset and George Sand. [1967-VIC]

Stéphane. It had happened between two Poles, in a hovel near the Porte d'Italie. A laborer who spoke bad French, a wretched puny man called Stéphane, with an unpronouncable last name, lived there with a woman and four small children. The woman was the wife of Majewski, who'd been a farm laborer on farms in the north. The two eldest children were Majewski's. Stéphane said Majewski had given him his wife... sold her to him. Majewski had come back, and during the night Stéphane had stabbed him and the wife. [1961-BRA]

Stéphane Bleustein. see: Bleustein, Stéphane

Stéphane Louceck. see: Louceck, Stéphane

Stéphanie Polintskaïa. see: Polintskaïa, Stéphanie

Stephan Strevzki. see: Strevzki, Stephan

Steuvels, Fernande. Wife of the bookbinder. Had come to Paris from Concarneau, as a domestic servant, and been on the streets for several years on the Boulevard Sébastopol. 36, had been living with Frans Steuvels for ten years. Three years earlier, for no apparent reason, they'd been married at the town hall of the 3rd Arrondissement. Her crippled mother lived in Concarneau with her other daughter Louise and her husband. Fernande has received a false telegram from Louise, calling her away to Concarneau. [1949-MME]

Steuvels, Frans. Bookbinder in the Rue de Turenne. An anonymous note in the police mailbox had said "The bookbinder in the Rue de Turenne has burnt a body in his furnace." About 45, from Flanders, had lived in France more than 25 years. Redhaired, pockmarked, blue eyes, gentle expression.... Steuvels had left Belgium at the age of 18 and never been back.... Never knew his father. Brought up by an uncle, who placed him in a charity institution when he was young, where he learned bookbinding. [1949-MME]

Steve. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]

Stevenson. [Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894. The story referred to in GAL is "The Beach of Falesà," a long story by RLS first published as "Uma" in 1892 and collected in "Island Nights' Entertainments" (1893).]
M got a letter from Padailhan, the Inspector of Taxes at Nevers. Ten years in Indo-China. There he knew Émile Gallet. Had arranged a mock marriage with a Malay girl. The idea came from the tax inspector, who'd read a book of Stevenson's about natives in the Pacific, with a similar fake marriage, to get a wild native girl. [1930-GAL]

Stieb, Roger. Moers had the results of the paraffin test. It had shown positive for Roger Stieb, a Czechoslovak refugee who had worked for a long time in the same factory as Joseph Raison, on the Quai de Javel. Tall, fair-haired, the most docile of the lot, he was the gang's killer [1961-PAR]

Stiernet, Théo. Théo Stiernet had killed his grandmother, Joséphine Ménard. Plump, flabby, round face, almost no chin, protruding eyes, thick red lips. His father was in an asylum in Bicétre. [1969-VIN]

Stilberg. Germaine Devon had been taking care of another Swede, a M. Stilberg, who'd died a year before. [1938-owe]

Stilwell. A Mr. Stillwell was paged in English to go to the Pan American ticket office. [1957-VOY]

St Louis. Harold Mitchell showed M a picture of Bessie Mitchell in Kansas with her husband, Steve. He sent her money from St Louis and Kansas for a while after the divorce. Six months later he was in San Quentin for stealing cars. [1949-CHE]

Pozzo said he'd lived in Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn. [1951-LOG]

Stock Exchange. In Paris a government made pronouncements in the Chambers, and hundreds of thousands of Frenchman worried about the Stock Exchange prices. [1938-owe]

Jean Ramuel had worked at the Paris Stock Exchange. [1939-MAJ]

Francine Josselin said her husband never speculated in the Stock Exchange, had a horror of speculative investment. Said she'd never seen a National Lottery ticket in the house. [1961-BRA]

Stockholm. Edna Reichberg's father was a paper manufacturer in Stockholm. [1930-31-TET]

Stoker Adams. Éveline Jave suffered from Stoker Adams' disease, chronic slow pulse. [1956-AMU]

Stones. Mortimer-Levingston's private secretary. Had been in London for a week at the Victoria Hotel when Mortimer-Levingston was killed. [1929-30-LET]

Stork. The Stork case. Nobody at the Quai des Orfèvres would have thought that the Stork case had any element of danger in it. Five days earlier, at 2:30 am, two men, Émile Paulus and Jef Van Damme, had gone to a small nightclub, "The Stork" in the Rue Campagne-Première, in Montparnasse, just as it was closing, their faces covered with black masks. One of them had a revolver in his hand. The only people left had been the owner, a boy called Angelo, and the cloakroom girl. They went off with the night's takings in a black car. [1951-MEU]

Stork. M told Ricain he'd have Janvier put him up at the Stork, a small hotel on the Île Saint-Louis.... Opposite the Stork was a bistrot surround by piles of wood and sacks of coal. M had know the proprieter of the Stork for 30 years, almost all the customers regulars from eastern France, since the owner was from Alsace. François Ricain was on the 4th floor, #43. [1966-VOL]

stove. M had the impression that the iron stove which stood in the middle of his office, with its thick black pipe sloping up to the ceiling, was not roaring as loudly as it should. He adjusted the damper and threw in three shovelfuls of coal. ... With a parting glance at his stove, which looked about to blow up, M called out to Jean "Don't forget my fire, will you," and began to descend the stairs. [1929-30-LET]

From time to time M got up to stoke the fire in the stove.... M loathed central heating, had insisted on its being done away with in his own office, replaced by a proper old-fashioned stove. [1930-31-TET]

M put some more coke in the stove while he went on talking. [1931-NUI]

M stirred up the fire. All the other offices had central heating, which he loathed, and he had managed to keep the old iron stove that had been there for twenty years. [1939-MAJ]

When they had put in central heating at the Quai des Orfèvres, M had sought and obtained permission to keep his anthracite stove. if it was as cold as this tomorrow he would have to give orders to have it lit. [1940-CEC]

Three times M had poked his stove, the last remaining one at Police Headquarters, which he had had such a struggle to keep when the central heating had been installed at the Quai des Orfèvres. [1947-MOR]

Three times already the young secretary had gotten up to stoke the stove. He would later have a similar one at the Quai des Orfèvres, and when the central heating was installed at Police Headquarters, Chief-Divisional-Inspector Maigret, chief of the special squad, would manage to have it kept in his office. [1948-PRE]

Despite the mildness of the weather, M filled to the brim the only coal stove still in existence at the QDO, which he had had such a hard time keeping when central heating had been installed. [1949-MME]

As much as M missed his old stove when he got a modern office, he never would have requested to keep the old one. [1950-MEM]

M poked the fire in his stove. [1952-BAN]

The radiators in the offices were burning hot. If M still had his stove, which had been left long after the central heating had been installed, but which had finally been removed, he would have been up from time to time stoking it. [1957-SCR]

Remembering the stove at the Quai de la Gare, he regretted his own, kept long after central heating, but finally removed. [1958-TEM]

M had persuaded the administration to leave him a stove after the central heating was put in. [1961-PAR]

Strasbourg. [industrial and commercial city, NE France, capital, Bas-Rhin dept. pop. 1968: 249,396. on the Ill R. about 2 mi. W of its confluence with the Rhine, 83 mi. SE of Metz. Important transportation center and major river port.]

The woman's name was Adèle Noirhomme, born at Belleville. She said she'd been registered at Strasbourg five years earlier. [1931-REN]

Arthur Aerts' wife, Emma Aerts, had bought bread, eggs and a rabbit at the bistro. She was from Strasbourg, 20 years his junior. [1936-pen]

The Strasbourg train would leave from the Gare de l'Est in about 20 minutes. [1948-PRE]

M said he should really present a genealogy of the Schöllers, the Kurts and the Léonards, his wife's family. Anywhere in Alsace between Strasbourg and Mulhouse you can hear speak of them. [1950-MEM]

The express from Strasbourg had come around five, just before a young man, probably Antoine Cristin, had brought Omer Calas' suitcase to the Gare de l'Est, the baggage clerk remembered. [1955-COR]

The police asked Henri Sauer, born at Strasbourg, if he'd gone to school on the Quai Saint-Nicolas. [1956-ECH]

Éveline Schneider was Alsatian, born in Strasbourg. [1961-PAR]

Mme. Keller's mother's sister, who lived in Strasbourg, left her the money. She'd married a man named Lemke. [1962-CLO]

Mme M had made Alsatian sauerkraut as could only be found in two restaurants in Paris. The pickled pork was particularly good, and M opened two bottles of Strasbourg beer. [1966-NAH]

The station staff remembered Hélène Lange had gone to Strasbourg, Brest, Carcassonne, Dieppe, Lyon, Nancy, Montélimar, always a fairly large town. [1967-VIC]

Strasbourg, Boulevard de. [Paris. 10e, Entrepôt. from Boulevard Saint-Denis to Rue de Strasbourg]

An usherette from a news-cinema on the Boulevard de Strasbourg called for Torrence, to say they were in the movies. [1939-hom]

Jef Van Damme, Émile Paulus' partner in the Stork case, had worked in a restaurant in the Boulevard de Strasbourg. [1951-MEU]

[Toulon] Gaston Meurant finally reached the Boulevard de Strasbourg, where he went into a large café. [1959-ASS]

Strauss, Irma. Cashier at the Hôtel de la Poste had been forwarding postcards for Émile Gallet for the past five years, and believed the former cashier had done the same. [1930-GAL]

Strazzia, Freddy. Maurice Marcia had come to M's office about his bartender, Freddy Strazzia, from Piedmont, who'd possibly taken part in a holdup at a branch of a big bank, in Puteaux. [1971-IND]

street. see Streets of Paris (Rues de Paris) by Murielle Wenger

see Streets, alleys,dead ends, and boulevards: Maigret and the Parisian Space (Rues, ruelles, impasses et boulevards: Maigret et l'espace parisian) by Marco Modenesi

Streib, Jules. Jules Streib, one of the aliases of Hans Ziegler. [1954-JEU]

Strevzki, Dora. Through a concierge they'd finally identified their man. Stephan Strevzki, 34, born in Warsaw, living in France 3 years, married to a Hungarian named Dora. They lived in a 12,000-franc flat in Passy, 17 Rue de la Pompe. [1939-hom]

Strevzki, Stephan. Through a concierge they'd finally identified their man. Stephan Strevzki, 34, born in Warsaw, living in France 3 years, married to a Hungarian named Dora Strevzki. They lived in a 12,000-franc flat in Passy, 17 Rue de la Pompe. [1939-hom]

Strogoff, Michael. see: Michael Strogoff

Strowitz, Ernst. "Ernst Strowitz, sentenced in absentia by the Court of Caen for the murder of a farmer's wife on the Bénouville road..." M read from a wanted list in a police journal on his desk. [1931-OMB]

strychnine. Dr. Ernest Michoux thought the powder in his drink looked like strychnine. [1931-JAU]

The doctor who attended Yves Joris said it was strychnine poisoning. [1932-POR]

Stuart, James. James Stuart lived on the fifth floor right at Aline's. Englishman, bachelor. Frequent visits to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Deauville, Biarritz and the Swiss resorts in the winter. Had lived in the building two years. Previous tenant an Armenian carpet dealer. [1965-PAT]

Stuart Wilton. see: Wilton, Stuart

Stuttgart. [Industrial city, capital of Baden-Würtemmberg, Germany, on Neckar river 38 mi. ESE of Karlsruhe. Pop. 1970: 633,158.]

Otto Braun, born at Bremen, a former banker from Stuttgart. [1936-arr]

Colombani checked the flights. 315 for London; Stuttgart; Cairo, Beirut... P Potteret; New York by Pan American, Pittsburg... Piroulet... no Louise Paverini. [1957-VOY]

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SUB  SUC  SUD  SUE  SUI  SUL  SUN  SUR  

submarine. [The newly built HMS/M Thetis was launched on June 1, 1939 in Liverpool Bay, and sank immediately to a depth of only 140 feet — the bow imbedded in mud, the stern still visible above the surface. Despite 36 hours of rescue attempts, only four were saved. 99 lives were lost.]
The man's silence reminded M of a submarine disaster the world had witnessed, so to speak, thanks to the radio. [1947-MOR]

Suchet, Boulevard. [Paris. 16e, Passy. from Place de Colombie to Place de Pte. d'Auteuil]

Deputy André Delteil, murdered by François Lagrange, lived in a big building on Boulevard Suchet, on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne. [1952-REV]

Finally he found Laboratories René Rousselet. The labs were in the 14th, near the Porte d'Orléans. The private address was given below, Boulevard Suchet, 16th. [1962-CLO]

Louis Pélardeau, Hélène Lange's killer, lived on the Boulevard Suchet in Paris. [1967-VIC]

Sudre, Arlette. Valentine Besson only had a daughter, Arlette Sudre, married to a dentist, Julien Sudre. The two sons were from her husband's first marriage. [1949-DAM]

Sudre, Julien. Valentine Besson only had a daughter, Arlette Sudre, married to a dentist, Julien Sudre. The two sons were from her husband's first marriage. [1949-DAM]

Suez Canal. M imagined Gina Martini leaving a trail of musk down the Suez Canal. [1932-LIB]

Mrs. Muriel Britt was a widow with a son in South Africa, and a married daughter living somewhere along the Suez Canal. [1956-ECH]

suicide. [Suicide (+ M present)
Aerts, Emma. hanging after killing her husband (background) [PEN]
Beausoleil, Françoise. revolver+ (by Jacques Rivaud: double suicide) [FOU]
Bebelmans, Anna. Veronal [AMI]
Calas, Omer's first wife, hanging [COR] (background)
Couchet, Roger. window jump [OMB]
Descharneau, Ernest. hanging, in his cell, (epilogue) [FEN],
Duché, Martin. Annette Duché's father, gun [CON]
Ducrau, Jean. hanging [ECL]
Émilienne, Mlle. overdose of sleeping tablets. [ERR]
Gaillard, Jean Charles. hanging (in his cell) [COL]
Gaillardin, Roger. automatic. [ECH]
Gallet, Émile. gun / knife (background, presumed murder) [GAL]
Gassin, hanging+ [ECL]
Grandmaison, Ernest. revolver [POR] +
Heurtin, Joseph. hanging (attempt) [TET]
Jeunet, Louis. gun+ on discovery of missing suit [PHO]
Kirby, William. revolver+ [TET]
Klein, Émile. hanging on Saint-Pholien door (background) [PHO]
Lachaume, Armand. 6.35 automatic+, outside Magistrate Angelot's door. [TEM]
Le Clinche, Pierre. revolver (attempt) [REN]
Lentin. (Jeanne Fumal's father), hanging. (background) [ECH]
Malik, Monita. drowning (background) [FAC]
Moss, Alfred. hanging (epilogue) [MME]
Naud, Geneviève. Veronal (attempt) [CAD]
Ozep, Michael. hanging, after killing Stan (epilogue) [STA],
Pietr, when finally arrested. gun+ [LET]
Ricain, François. slit wrists (attempt) [VOL]
Rivaud, Jacques, Dr. revolver+ (and killed Françoise Beausoleil as double suicide) [FOU]
Sabin-Levesque, Nathalie. slit wrists (attempt) [CHA]
Sabati, Louise. Veronal (attempted double suice with Alain Vernoux) [PEU]
Van Elst, Any. fork (epilogue) [HOL]
Vernoux, Alain. Veronal [PEU]]

M had drawn up a report about a suicide that had been suspected of being a crime. [1945-pip]

Sully, Pont de. [Paris. 4e, Hotel-de-Ville - 5e, Panthéon. from Quai Henri-IV to Quai Saint-Bernard]

There were cars all along the embankments from the Pont Louis-Philippe to the Pont de Sully, and others were parked on the other side of the island on the Quai de Béthune and the Quai d'Orléans. [1969-TUE]

Sully-sur-Loire. Jeanne Chabut said they had a weekend house at Sully-sur-Loire, and a summer place at Cannes. [1969-VIN]

Sun King. [Louis XIV, called "Louis the Great" [Louis le grand], "Louis the Grand Monarch" [Louis le grand monarque], or "The Sun King" [le roi soleil]; (b. Sept. 5, 1638, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Fr.--d. Sept. 1, 1715, Versailles), king of France (1643-1715) who ruled his country, principally from his great palace at Versailles, during one of its most brilliant periods and who remains the symbol of absolute monarchy of the classical age.]
M lunched alone at the Brasserie Suisse in Versailles. He had charcroute, sausages... not quite what the Sun King might have ordered... [1940-JUG]

Suresnes. [manufacturing commune, N France, Hauts-de-Seine dept. pop. 1968: 40,616. W suburb of Paris on the Seine R.]

Léonard Planchon's body was pulled from the Seine, at the Suresnes dam, about a week later. [1962-CLI]

Jef van Houtte said he'd come from Jeumont with a load of slate for Rouen; had intended to pass through Paris and stop at the Suresnes lock, but noticed he had engine trouble. [1962-CLO]

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SÛR  

Sûreté. A coded telegram from Interpol read, To Sûreté Générale, Paris. [1929-30-LET]

M received a telegram from the Sûreté Générale in Paris, that Jean Goyard, alias Jean Servières, was arrested Monday night at the Hôtel Bellevue, Rue Lepic. Had arrived on the 6:00 pm train from Brest. [1931-JAU]

The four members of the Sûreté on night duty when Where Jean Chabot was brought in, Delvigne, young detective, short thickset man whose brother-in-law worked in a pipe factory in Arlon. [1931-GAI]

For no reason M's mind suddenly went to the recent amalgamation of the Police Judiciaire and the Sûreté Générale, with its attendant disruption which... had caused him to be shunted off to Luçon. [1940-JUG]

It was April 15, 1913. Paris Police Headquarters was then still known as the Sûreté.... Maxime Le Bret said he'd go around and talk to the Sûreté Chief. [1948-PRE]

There was no question of going straight into the Sûreté - he spent seven or eight months in uniform. He had a bicycle and got to know Paris, threading his way between carriages and double-decker buses, horse-drawn, frightening when they were tearing down from Montmartre.... An old tradition of the Paris police... the memoirs of Macé and those of the great Goron, each in his time the chief of what was then called the Sûreté. Vidocq was the most illustrious of them all, but unfortunately he left no recollections written by himself to compare with those by novelists, often using his own name, or in the case of Balzac, the name Vautrin. [1950-MEM]

M had no right to operate around Maisons-Lafitte, which was outside his jurisdiction. He should have referred the case to the Rue des Saussaies, who would have sent the men of the Sûreté, or he'd have had to call in the police of Seine-et-Oise. [1951-LOG]

There had been an incident in the Sûreté Générale, of the Rue des Saussaies... the son of a Deputy had made a violent attack on an inspector... the Sûreté had been forced to admit that it had been making inquiries about the young man. [1957-SCR]

The chief inspector in charge of the Toulons Flying Squad was Blanc, about the same age as M. They knew each other well, because Blanc had been at the Quai des Orfèvres before he'd been in the national crime-force [Sûreté]. [1959-ASS]

Superintendent Buffet, and old colleague from the 'other branch', the Sûreté Nationale, taller, broader, and more thick-set than M, with a red face and sleepy-looking eyes - yet one of the most efficient men on the force. [1961-PAR]

As a young policeman, newly appointed to the Police Judiciaire, which Parisiens still called the Sûreté, M had belong to the Public Highways Squad, and walked the streets of Paris from morning to night. [1962-CLO]

Sûreté Nationale. M called the Sûreté Nationale in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes. [1940-JUG]

At M's request, the Chief of Police Headquarters was present, and Inspector Colombani, of the Sûreté Nationale. [1947-MOR]

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SUR  SUS  SUZ  

surname. Aline Calas called her husband "Calas", by his surname, as country women and shopkeepers wives often call their husbands. [1955-COR]

Sussex. Pyke said he usually spent his holidays at Sussex. He once went to Egypt though. [1949-AMI]

Suzanne Verdier. see: Verdier, Suzanne

Suzy. Willy Marco said the two girls had been Suzy [Suzanne Verdier], and Lia [Lia Lauwenstein], at the Coupole every night, lived in a hotel at the corner of the Rue de la Grande-Chaumière. [1930-PRO]

Someone if where Suzy was. She'd just left for a lunch at Maxim's. [1930-31-TET]

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Swaan, Berthe. Hans [Hans Johansson] moved to Le Havre, where he met Berthe, who married Pietr and became Mme. Swaan. Mme. Swaan lived at Fécamp. Had a villa on the cliff, five minutes walk from the Casino. At the time of the photo she'd been the receptionist at the Railway Hotel, opposite the station. She was an orphan from a nearby village, Les Loges. Married a foreign guest. Husband hardly ever in Fécamp, first arrived soon after the war. Medium height, rather plump, with a pretty, serious face. [1929-30-LET]

Swaan, Olaf. M. One of the aliases of Pietr (the Lett) Claimed to be Norwegian. Arrived in Fécamp soon after the war, when the Newfoundland Fisheries were being restarted after a 5-year layoff. Rumor was he was a German spy, but was actually a sailor, second officer of a German merchant vessel. Two children, little girl of three and a baby a few months old. Actually, Pietr. [1929-30-LET]

Swaan, Olga. Berthe Swaan's daughter, the living image of Pietr. [1929-30-LET]

Swede. Germaine Devon had been taking care of another Swede, a M. Stilberg, who'd died a year before. [1938-owe]

Sweden. In the boarding house were other women like Maria Van Aerts, from England, Sweden, America. [1951-GRA]

The furrier said that in cold countries, Canada, Sweden, Norway, the north of the US, wild-cat coats were still sometimes worn. [1961-PAR]

Sweden, King of. Raymonde said the cook at Ernest Malik's had been the cook for the King of Norway or the King of Sweden. [1945-FAC]

Swedish. A Russian from Archangel had come into the seedy bar at Fécamp the week before, off a Swedish three master, the bartender told Pietr, who M had followed from Berthe Swaan's. ... M asked Mme. Berthe Swaan if her husband was Swedish. She said he was Norwegian. [1929-30-LET]

A little Swedish girl [Edna Reichberg] with very blond hair said "excuse me". [1930-31-TET]

Pijpekamp told M the compass on Oosting's ship had come from a Swedish ship, the life preservers from an English collier. [1931-HOL]

Yan, the steward of the Ardena, a Swedish yacht, the customer in Liberty Bar. [1932-LIB]

The Swedish consul, which is near the Excelsior, said that there had been an Ernst Owen, but he died ten years ago. [1938-owe]

Dr. Desalle said the knife was probably one of those Swedish switch-blade knives where the blade shoots out the front. [1969-TUE]

Billy Louette had picked up Hilda at the Bongo the night before. Scandinavian - Danish or Swedish - 22, her father a bigshot in the Civil Service. [1970-FOL]

Sweet Bill. Jimmy MacDonald said Bill Larner was known as "Sweet Bill". [1951-LOG]

swimming. M could not swim, which was one of the reasons they always went to the country, rather than the beach, for their vacation. Mme M joked that he might find time for a dip at La Baule. [1971-SEU]

Swiss. A Swiss woman with dubious papers was sent over to the Quai des Orfèvres to be checked. [1937-38-eto]

The Commodore, on leaving Amsterdam, had gone to Basel, so M called the Swiss police. [1946-mal]

Louise Paverini had written a check on a Swiss bank with a branch on the Avenue de l'Opéra. [1957-VOY]

M told Aristide Fumel that in all likelihood the body was that of Honoré Cuendet, a Swiss from Vaud, who'd spent five years in the Foreign Legion. [1961-PAR]

James Stuart made frequent visits to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Deauville, Biarritz and the Swiss resorts in the winter. [1965-PAT]

Pierre Nahour had opened a Swiss branch of his father's bank, the Comptoir Libonais, in the Avenue du Rhône in Geneva. [1966-NAH]

Swissair. Louise Paverini had caught the Swissair plane for Geneva on arrival at Nice. [1957-VOY]

M told Janvier to call Orly and see if the plane that arrived soon after eleven was an Air France or a Swissair. [1966-NAH]

Switzerland. Pietr had had his brother become a forger. Had cashed the checks in Switzerland, Holland, even once in Spain. [1929-30-LET]

Jean Duclos told M he came from Switzerland, the French part. Took his degrees in Paris and Montpellier.... Beetje Liewens said her father wanted her to go to Switzerland with him. [1931-HOL]

Lise Gendreau-Balthazar had left for Switzerland. [1948-PRE]

Alfred Moss had been prosecuted first in London, where he claimed to be Swiss. A jewel case had disappeared from the room of an American lady who'd called him to interpret a letter she'd received from Germany.... Two years earlier the Krynkers had gotten a divorce in Switzerland, since divorce is impossible in Italy. [1949-MME]

Soon after she married Ferdinand Besson, Valentine Besson sent her daughter Arlette [Arlette Sudre] to Switzerland, to an expensive finishing school. [1949-DAM]

Langlois from the Fraud Squad recognized the name Lorilleux, who had been seen frequently crossing the boarder into Switzerland, during the gold smuggling wave.... Lorilleux's visits to Loraine Martin coincided with his visits to Switzerland. [1950-noe]

Guillaume Serre said his wife's luggage had false bottoms, for carrying her gold when she'd crossed the frontiers in Belgium and Switzerland, where it was cheaper to buy gold. [1951-GRA]

Jules Piquemal also belonged to the International Theosophical League, based in Switzerland. [1954-MIN]

John Arnold started to explain about David Ward in Switzerland, near Montreux.... Muriel Ward's daughter boarded at a school with American, English, Dutch and German girls from wealthy families. There were many such schools in Switzerland. [1957-VOY]

Josset & Virieu offices were on Avenue Marceau. Laboratories at Saint-Mondé, and in Switzerland and Belgium. [1959-CON]

Some of Isabelle de V--'s letters were from Tyrol, a good many from Switzerland and Portugal. [1960-VIE]

Honoré Cuendet's mother, Justine Cuendet spoke in the slow accents of her native Switzerland. [1961-PAR]

On the first floor, on the right, was the Aresco apartment. There were six of them, all dark and overweight. They had business interests in South America and owned a house in Switzerland. [1961-BRA]

Sophie Ricain had told Nora she'd been thinking about Switzerland for an abortion. [1966-VOL]

Julien Baud, Émile Parendon's office boy, had just come from Switzerland. Came from Morges, on Lake Geneva, canton of Vaud. [1968-HES]

When Gilbert Pigou had looked for a job he'd pretended he'd worked in Belgium or Switzerland, as he only spoke French. [1969-VIN]

They found numerous postcards signed "Jean" from Léontine Antoine's first husband, Jean de Caramé, from France, Belgium, Switzerland. [1970-FOL]

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Sydney. The Browns were the biggest wool people in Australia. One in Sydney took care of the shipping. [1932-LIB]

Sylvie. 21. Sylvie had the pale complexion of a Southerner, with large eyes that glared at M mistrustfully.... She was scantily covered by a dressing gown. The whole of one breast was visible, but nobody seemed to take any notice... under her dressing gown she hadn't a stitch of clothing on... under her white silk blouse her little breasts looked more than attractive - yet M had been staring at them previously without the smallest concern.... Had come from Paris. [1932-LIB]

Asked if she knew an abortionist, a prostitute said she only knew a midwife, Sylvie. [1951-LOG]

Antoinette Lesourd, called Sylvie, had met Léonard Planchon at a brasserie on the Rue Lepic. Had been married, and had a daughter. In the summer she'd worked in Cannes, because the American fleet had been in. Came back to Paris in September, and had met Planchon in October. She usually used a hotel on the Rue Lepic. She walked Planchon home the night he was murdered, when he was too drunk to stand. [1962-CLI]

Syndicat d'Initiative. On the right was the Boulevard de la Croisette, looking just like the watercolors which the Syndicat d'Initiative used to illustrate their pamphlets boosting Cannes. [1932-LIB]

Syria. Joséphine Beausoleil said she'd gone on tour in Italy, Turkey, Syria and Egypt. [1932-FOU]

Jacqueline Rousselet had met François Keller's brother, before he was killed in the war, in Syria, she thought. [1962-CLO]

Jean-Charles Gaillard. went throught the African campaign, and was in Syria. He was a lieutenant in the Commandos. [1962-COL]

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